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Hockey Hilarity: Oliver Lauridsen, from Anton Khudobin and Zdeno Chara?

  Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Hopefully everyone watched the Philadelphia Flyers-Boston Bruins game this past week. It was a good game, there was a wonderful opening ceremony before puck drop, a lot of money was raised at the game for victims of the Boston Marathon via the 50/50 drawing, and the Flyers won! Surprised? Me too. Everyone was in a giving mood that night as Oliver Lauridsen treated fans to his first NHL goal, with some …

Cal Heeter was selected for the U.S. National team at the IIHF.  Photo is courtesy of the AHL

Heeter, ex-Flyer Carle make the U.S. World Championship squad

On Thursday afternoon, U.S.A. Hockey announced the names of the first 15 players that will be on the roster for 2013 Men’s National Team at the World Championships, which will be held between two sites, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden, between May 3-19. Among those chosen are that of current Adirondack Phantoms goalie Cal Heeter and former Flyers defenseman Matt Carle. Heeter has played 32 games in his first season with the Phantoms, going 12-16-3 with a  2.92 goals- against average and a save percentage of .908. Heeter has also logged the most minutes in net for the Phantoms at …

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Atlantic Watch: Pens at the top of the Eastern Conference, Islanders clinch playoff spot, Rangers hanging on to eighth

After learning that they wouldn’t be in the playoffs for the second time in the last 18 seasons, the Flyers pulled off two straight wins. The Orange and Black look to end the campaign on a strong note with one more home game and one more away game. The Flyers were shut out by Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils on Thursday in a 3-0 loss at the Wells Fargo Center. Brodeur stopped 23 shots from the Flyers to end the Devils’ 10-game losing streak, while the trio of Ryan Carter, Matt D’Agostini, and Adam Henrique scored in Jersey’s …

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2013 Draft Eligibles: Sean Monahan is the year’s Sean Couturier

For Ottawa 67’s center Sean Monahan, playing alongside Tyler Toffoli (47th overall, LA, ’10) Shane Prince (61st overall, OTT, ’11), and Cody Ceci (15th overall, OTT, ’12) for his first two seasons in the OHL proved to be valuable for the top OHL forward prospect in this year’s NHL draft. In 127 games playing with the trio of Ceci, Prince, and Toffoli, Monahan registered 53 goals and 125 points. These are impressive numbers for the 6’2 193 pound center from Brampton, Ontario but questions lingered about Monahan prior to the start of the 2012-13 OHL season. Can he do produce …

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Flyers recall Andreas Lilja from Phantoms

The Flyers announced earlier today that they recalled defenseman Andreas Lilja from the AHL. ROSTER NEWS: #Flyers have recalled (D) Andreas Lilja from the Phantoms. — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 23, 2013 Lilja had only played a single game with the Flyers this year before being placed on waivers and sent down to the Phantoms.  In the one game with the Flyers he had no points and a minus-1 rating With the Phantoms, Lilja has played in 33 contests and has one goal and seven assists for a total of eight points along with a minus-4. With the revelation of …