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Flyers drop 4-3 shootout decision to the Islanders in New York

After coming back on Saturday night against the same team, the Philadelphia Flyers blew a two-goal lead in the third period, as they fell to the Islanders in a shootout by the score of 4-3 in New York. Kyle Okposo had a two-point game, as he provided the game-tying goal in regulation and the winner in the shootout, while John Tavares and Brock Nelson also added tallies in the Flyers loss. Anders Nilsson recorded his first win of the season with a 26-save effort. For the visitors, Matt Read had a ridiculous pair of goals for a multi-goal effort and …

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Andrej Meszaros is playing with confidence and Craig Berube deserves some of the credit

Who are you and what have you done with Andrej Meszaros? Meszaros has spent the past two seasons trying to return to the level of play he exhibited in his first season with the Philadelphia Flyers when he won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the team’s best defenseman. Unfortunately a combination of injuries and poor play resulted in him beginning the year without a guaranteed spot in the top six. He shuffled in and out of the lineup, often serving as the seventh or even eighth defenseman. However, over the past 10 games Meszaros’ play has elevated and he is …

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Game 50 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Islanders

Philadelphia Flyers (25-19-5) @ New York Islanders (19-24-7), 1:00pm, CSN-Philly/MSG Plus The Philadelphia Flyers may have won two of their last three games and currently be on a three-game point streak, but they need to improve their starts to games if they want to keep gaining ground in the Metropolitan Division. Although they beat the New York Islanders 6-4 in the first game of their home-and-home on Saturday night, the Orange and Black didn’t play good for the first 40 minutes. Thankfully for the Flyers and their fans, the final 20 minutes featured a 14-2 shot advantage for the hosts and …

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Fake Hockey Help: The Edmonton Oilers’ Trades

The Edmonton Oilers took part in a pair of trades this week, as they changed their look in the crease and added more grit to their lineup. What this means to your fantasy team is that there are a few more goalies who might be impactful to your team and a bottom-six forward who might see more ice time due to his change of scenery. The Oilers’ first trade was shipping Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Matt Hendricks. In exchange for one of their goaltenders, Edmonton received a fourth liner from the Predators, who has been …

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Flight Plan: Flying Right Along

The Philadelphia Flyers won two of four games last week and gained points in three, as they climbed back into second place in the Metropolitan Division. The team is now fifth place in the Eastern Conference, by virtue of fewer games played, with 55 points. The importance of gaining points now is important not only to attempt to entrench themselves in one of the top three spots in the Metropolitan, but also to put distance between those teams who are vying for the wild card positions in the Conference. Despite a disappointing loss to the New York Rangers, the Flyers …