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Enroth shuts out Flyers in Buffalo

The Philadelphia Flyers dropped their fourth straight contest today in Buffalo with a 1-0 loss to the Sabres. Jhonas Enroth stopped 29 shots for his first shutout this season, while Christian Ehrhoff had the game’s lone goal in the first minute of the third period. Despite a late-game flurry by the Orange and Black, the visitors couldn’t put a single shot past Enroth to extend the game. With several chances in the final minute of the game, Danny Briere rang one off the crossbar with one second left to make it that much more painful. “It’s just the way things are …

Former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki announced his retirement from professional hockey today.  Photo courtesy of NHL.com

Former Flyers G Niittymaki calls it quits

After a National Hockey League career that included 234 games played, former Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki officially retired from the sport on Friday. Niittymaki played seven seasons in the NHL including his first five (2003-04; 2005-09) in  Philadelphia. He retired with a record of 95-86-31, five shutouts, a save percentage of .902 and a goals-against average of 2.95. The 32-year-old goalie was plucked in the 1998 draft by Philadelphia in the sixth round (168th overall). After leaving the Flyers, Niittymaki played in Tampa Bay and San Jose and after playing the 2011-12 season in the American Hockey League for Worcester …

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Around the Net April 12, 2013:Flyers fall to Sens; Briere wants to stay, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers lose and the playoffs are history That about sums it up: [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] Flyers sign Straka No, not that Straka: [The Checking Line] Briere wants to stay But he probably won’t: [CSNPhilly-Tim P.] Bryz Nasty Ilya is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore:[Philly.com] Go see the Flyers secure more ping pong balls  in the upcoming NHL Entry draft lottery.Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join …

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Hockey Hilarity: Narcolepzgalov

  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! This week has been rather sad to watch again for Philadelphia Flyers fans, but being as that it’s April and there really are no other story lines around the fledgling team, it’s pretty hard for people to write about them, let alone read about them. Amidst “reports” (or whatever they’re calling it, because I really don’t have time or care enough at all to read up on it) that …

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Senators end losing streak, top undisciplined Flyers

As befits a month whose weather can’t decide whether it wants to be February or July, the Philadelphia Flyers continued their April slate by not deciding if they wanted to win or lose Thursday’s game until the final minutes of regulation. It was sped along by Claude Giroux’s double minor for high sticking, which led to Colin Greening’s game winner with 5:36 left in regulation that helped the Ottawa Senators to a 3-1 victory. Zack Smith and Daniel Alfredsson also lit the lamp, while Robin Lehner stopped 24 shots as the Senators, who managed to snap a season-worst five-game losing …