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Flight Plan: Bolt and Rest

There is an old adage in sports: a win is a win. The Philadelphia Flyers won their last game against the New Jersey Devils in a shootout and have inched closer to climbing back into the playoff race. Unfortunately, they haven’t put themselves in a much better position by allowing the Devils a point in that game, but still, two points are two points. There has been much positive to take away from the Flyers’ current slide. They’ve been mired in a 5-5-0 run and have lost four of their last six games. At the very least, the team played …

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Twitter: Flyers Fan Persecution Site

This is what I have to endure. Readers who are Flyers fans from elsewhere, you’ll understand. This first is from one of my students (name changed for obvious reasons). The second is my response.   @ecnewmanhockey *cough* 2-1 devils ???? — Student (@student) March 13, 2013   @student *cough* 5-2 Devils. Your point? — ecnewman (@ecnewmanhockey) March 13, 2013   Well, it does make me laugh because I didn’t get a response. Shut down.

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Around the Net March 15,2013: Lavy gets a vote of confidence; Flyers-Devils preview, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Beware the Ides of March Lavy is as good as fired as GM Paul Holmgren backs his coach: [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] An argument for keeping Peter Laviolette: [Broad Street Hockey] Flyers-Devils preview Bill Meltzer breaks it down: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Angry Johnny John Tortorella is a curmudgeon: [Puck Daddy] Around the league A look around the NHL: [The Hockey News] Watch the end of the Peter Laviolette era in person. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join …

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Hockey Hilarity: Luongo vs. Schneider

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! As not too much has been funny in Philadelphia Flyers land lately, we’ve had to go to Canada, yes all the way to Canada, to find something for you fine people to laugh at for this week’s Hockey Hilarity. TSN put together this absolutely amazing video starring none other than the Vancouver Canucks‘ goaltending tandem of Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, as well as TSN sportscaster James Duthie. As everyone …

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Flyers dominated by the Devils in New Jersey

The Philadelphia Flyers were embarrassed at the Prudential Center tonight, as they lost to the New Jersey Devils 5-2. Adam Henrique had two goals in a three-point performance and Johan Hedberg earned the win for Jersey with 23 saves, as the Devils notched their first victory in regulation at home since the last time they faced the Flyers on February 15. Patrik Elias and Andrei Loktionov each had a goal and an assist in the win. Jakub Voracek and Scott Hartnell each had two-point nights for Philly, as Hartnell had the secondary assist on Voracek’s goal in the first period and …