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Game 43 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers (21-17-4) @ New Jersey Devils (17-18-8), 7:30pm, NBCSN/TCN-PH, TSN2, RDS2 The story of tonight’s game was going to be about Ray Emery in net to close out the Philadelphia Flyers’ road trip with the return of Michael Raffl to the lineup. Now, the focus has shifted to Claude Giroux being snubbed by Team Canada for the 2014 Olympics. With a few questionable names on the Canadian roster, including former Flyer Jeff Carter, one has to think Giroux isn’t too happy about Steve Yzerman’s decision. In terms of how the decision impacts the Flyers, it should be all positive. …

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Reading Redux: Gill once again named top goalie in ECHL

Riley Gill is on quite a streak backstopping the Reading Royals — the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference. Following in the footsteps and crease markings of Philipp Grubauer, all he’s done is post a 10-2-0 record with three shutouts, a 1.18 goals-against average and save percentage of .955 in 12 games with the Atlantic Division champions this season. Part of his success is his stinginess: allowing two goals or less in 11 of his 12 appearances. So, it’s no surprise that for the second consecutive week, Gill was selected as the top goaltender in the ECHL. The 28-year-old …

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Harper, Cepis help Titans dominate Nailers for second straight day

It was fan appreciation night at the Sun National Bank Center last night and the Trenton Titans showed their appreciation by putting a 7-2 shellacking on the Wheeling Nailers. Shane Harper recorded his second hat trick in as many days on his way to a five-point game, as Jacob Cepis posted four assists in a six-point performance for the Titans’ second blowout win in a 48-hour span over the Nailers. Blake Kessel also had a big night for the hosts, as he had a trio of assists. “They’re going in for me right now,” Harper said after the win. “I feel …

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Atlantic Watch: Rangers on Winning Streak, Islanders on Point Streak, Devils Need Brodeur, Players Lost on Waivers

The Philadelphia Flyers started the week with a pair of wins, but ended the seven-day stretch on a sour note with a frustrating loss in New York last night. The Orange and Black need to grab some points this week, as two of their three contests over the next seven days are against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins. Philly started the week with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Claude Giroux scored just 23 seconds in and Wayne Simmonds converted on a power-play chance a little over four minutes into …

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Schultz Scores Four, Titans Roll Over Royals

Stephen Schultz potted four power-play goals and Scott Wedgewood stopped everything he saw, as the Trenton Titans dominated the Reading Royals 6-0 last night at the Sun National Bank Center. Connor Goggin and Jacob Cepis also found nylon in the victory, while the pair of Blake Kessel and Kelly Zajac each had three assists in the easy win. Derrick Pallis, Bryan Haczyk, and Jesse Todd each had an assist in the win as well, as the Titans provided one of their most impressive wins in years. “I don’t know, must have been the ice cream I had for lunch today,” …

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