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The Gagarin Cup Playoffs: KHL Postseason Starts Today

The KHL playoffs start today, as 16 of the league’s 26 clubs compete for the Gagarin Cup. Since the NHL and KHL are huge competitors, it’s interesting to look at the players on the current KHL playoff teams to see just how many are former Philadelphia Flyers or NHLers. On top of that, some clubs’ prospects are in the 16-team field. It’s also worth noting some of the teams that received help from current NHL players who played a good chunk of the season with a certain KHL season before the lockout concluded. With that being said, here are the previews …

Nicklas Grossman

Wandell: “Shocked is the right word”

The following is a translated excerpt from a story originally published on hockeysverige.se: Södertälje guys Tom Wandell and Nicklas Grossman were not only teammates in Dallas Stars, they also shared the apartment. Last week, however, told that Grossman has surprisingly become traded to Philadelphia. Surprised is probably the wrong word. Shocked is it the right word, says Wandell to hockeysverige.se. Dallas Stars have had a rough season in the NHL. Today, the team first in tenth place in the Eastern Conference and thus there is a clear summary that they miss the playoffs. In the days did Dallas also get …

Atlantic Watch: 11/30-12/6

Taking part in their first two-game week since the opening week of the season, the Flyers enjoyed two road wins against Western Conference opponents on Friday and Saturday. Claude Giroux provided a pair of game-winning goals as Ilya Bryzgalov got back on track this week winning back-to-back road games for the first time since his shutout against the New Jersey Devils on October 8. Looking ahead, the Flyers face Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin in their upcoming four-game week. Trailing 0-3 midway through the game on Friday, the Flyers scored the next four to win 4-3 in overtime against the Anaheim Ducks. Giroux slapped home the …