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Around the Net November 5,2013: Brawl fallout, Scott Laughton should be in Philly, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Wait till next year Scott Laughton is too good for juniors but he can’t escape until next season: [Broad Street Hockey] Gameday preview A look ahead at tonight’s tilt against the Canes: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Brawl fallout Everyone has an opinion: [The Checking Line] [The Hockey Writers] [Puck Daddy] [Hockeybuzz-Paul Stewart] Watch the Flyers fight their way back into contention in the Metro division. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join us here on Friday for more links …

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Podcast Ep 78: Downie and Out

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Max Talbot for Steve Downie swap, the Flyers’ thrashing at the hands of the Capitals, Ray Emery’s actions against Braden Holtby, and more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 78: Downie and Out You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can find the podcast on iTunes here. You can find the podcast on Stitcher here. You can find the podcast on Scatter Radio here. If you’re enjoying the show via any of the above services, we would …

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Flight Plan: Buckle Up and Buckle Down

Last week was a rough week. The Philadelphia Flyers lost a game in which they carried a 2-0 lead into the third period over the Anaheim Ducks, became the laughing stock of the entire NHL in a game against the Washington Capitals when they were blown out by a score of 7-0, and won a game 1-0 against the New Jersey Devils. I’d like to touch on the events of November 1st. This team needed something. I’m not of the school of thought that fighting in hockey is a bad thing. I think it’s great for the game, especially because …

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Caps Make Flyers Tap; Lose 7-0

Nicklas Backstrom scored his first goal for the Capitals at the 17:28 mark of the first period to give the Caps an insurmountable 1-0 lead. The Capitals would go on to win 7-0. Backstrom finished the night with two goals and an assist. Joel Ward recorded a hat trick and an assist for Capitals as Mikhail Grabovski had three assists. The other goal scorers for the Caps were Jason Chimera and Troy Brouwer. Goaltender Braden Holtby faced little pressure all night, stopping all 30 shots he faced for the shutout. The Flyers were shut out for the first time all year. Steve …