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Flight Plan: There’s No Place Like Home

The Philadelphia Flyers have gained a point in each of their last four games. They won three in a row before losing in a shootout to the Winnipeg Jets. What this indicates to this writer is that they’ve finally begun to play a more complete team game after struggling most of last and early this season to find their team game. They still need to learn to shut the door in the third period a little more consistently and scoring more than two goals a game would be nice, but at least they have been able to put a nice …

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Flyers’ winning streak ends in Winnipeg, Jets edge out victory

The Philadelphia Flyers saw their three-game winning streak snapped in Winnipeg, as the Jets beat the Orange and Black 3-2 in a five-round shootout. Bryan Little had the decisive goal in the shootout, while Dustin Byfuglien had a two-goal game. Olli Jokinen had two assists, as Ondrej Pavelec stopped 32 in regulation and four in the shootout for the win. Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds found the back of the net for Philly, while Steve Mason had 38 saves in the loss. After 65 minutes couldn’t find a winner, the contest came down to a shootout. Devin Setoguchi beat Mason …

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Flyperbole: Rumor Time with Wayne Simmonds, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn

In the wake of the Max Talbot for Steve Downie trade, the rumor mill for the Flyers was working overtime. The team was losing and everyone expected Paul Holmgren to blow it all up. While it could certainly still happen, a lot of that talk has died down after the Flyers won 3 straight. That said, there’s still a lot going on.   OIL LEAK Darren Dreger tweeted that the Flyers turned down three 2nd round picks from the Edmonton Oilers for defenseman Braydon Coburn at the 2013 NHL Draft. There’s three basic mindsets here:   Good, Braydon Coburn is …

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Game 19 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Winnipeg Jets

Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-1) @ Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2), 8:00PM EST, TCN-PH, TSN-JETS RECORDS: Philadelphia Flyers: 7-10-1 Away: 4-3-1 vs. Western Conference: 1-3-0 vs. Central Division: 0-0-0 Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2) Home: 6-5-1 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-1-1 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-0-1 GAME 19 PREVIEW: The Philadelphia Flyers are finally winning?  The Philadelphia Flyers are finally winning. The Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-1) look to end their three-game road trip on a positive note as they head to Manitoba tonight to take on the Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2).  The game will be televised locally on TCN–PH at 8:00 PM EST.  After tonight, the Flyers return home this coming Tuesday …

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Flyers grab win at their second home, beat Pens 2-1 in Pittsburgh

The Philadelphia Flyers earned their third straight win tonight, as they earned a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Brayden Schenn had both of the Orange and Black’s tallies this evening, while Ray Emery came through for Philly with a strong 30-save performance. Naturally, Sidney Crosby was the lone player to beat Emery, as it looks as though Philadelphia might be turning this season in a positive direction. When Craig Berube was promoted to Flyers’ head coach, he talked about the team playing a strong defensive game and being better without the puck. The Orange …