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A detailed look at the Couturier, Read, and Downie line

Ask anybody who’s been watching the Philadelphia Flyers over the past two weeks who their best line has been and they’ll reply the Sean Couturier, Matt Read, and Steve Downie line. Since Downie returned from the injury he suffered in his first game back as a Flyer, the line has some impressive numbers; a combined 6 goals, 11 assists, for 17 points in 6 games. And if you’re a fan of +/-, a combined +21. When the Flyers traded for Downie many people weren’t overly enthused. Some viewed it as maintaining the same rough-and-tumble Flyers culture that many people are …

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Flyers Hold On, Beat Islanders 5-2

Claude Giroux’s power play goal early in the second period would prove to be the game winner, as the Flyers held on to beat the New York Islanders 5-2. Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds scored 59 seconds apart in the second period to give the Flyers an early 2-0 lead. Sean Couturier and Steve Downie assisted Read’s goal. Vincent LeCavalier and Eric Gustafsson assisted on Simmonds goal. Brayden Schenn scored an insurance goal in the third period from Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Read would pot his second goal of the game, an empty netter, to ice the game. “Stone Cold” …

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Flyperbole: Rumor Ruminations on Brayden Schenn, Luke Schenn, Sean Couturier

Rumors, rumors, winning certainly doesn’t stop them. Brayden Schenn seems to be the focus of the rumor mill this week.   BRAYDEN BONANZA Darren Dreger mentioned on TSN that he’s been hearing Brayden Schenn’s name pop up in trade rumors. Per the transcript on TSN:   “Now the Flyers aren’t trying to push out Schenn – they may want to push out his brother Luke – but what they’ve told teams quietly is that if there is the right deal available, if they can find the right fit, then absolutely they would include Brayden Schenn in a trade scenario. And …

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Game 21 Preview: Buffalo Sabres @ Philadelphia Flyers

Buffalo Sabres (5-17-1) @ Philadelphia Flyers (8-10-2), 7:00PM EST, MSG-B, BELL TV, CSN-PH RECORDS: Buffalo Sabres (5-17-1) Away: 3-8-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-8-1 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-3-0 Philadelphia Flyers: 8-10-2 Home: 4-7-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 7-7-1 vs. Atlantic Division: 3-3-0 GAME 21 PREVIEW: Looking for points in six straight, the Philadelphia Flyers (8-10-2) play host to the Buffalo Sabres (5-17-1) at the Wells Fargo Center this Thursday night.  The match-up will be televised locally on CSN-PH at 7:00 EST. After tonight, the Flyers have one more home game (Saturday night against the New York Islanders) before they embark on a two …

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Flyers Outlast Senators; Win 5-2

Kimmo Timonen scored the go-ahead goal, his first of the season, at the 11:30 mark of the third period to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. The Flyers would go on to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2. Claude Giroux opened the scoring for the Flyers, lighting the lamp on the power play for his second goal of the season. Sean Couturier would notch his first goal of the season early in the second period. Kimmo Timonen assisted on both Flyer goals. Jake Voracek also notched an assist on Giroux’s power play tally. Wayne Simmonds added an insurance goal for the …