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Game 27 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Minnesota Wild

A competitive November has the Philadelphia Flyers back in playoff contention, and the team is starting off the month of December in the midst of a tough six-game road-trip.  Bring it on, Minnesota.   Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-2) @ Minnesota Wild (15-8-5), 8:00 PM EST TV: NBCSN, CSN-PH RECORDS: Philadelphia Flyers: 12-12-2 Away: 5-5-2 vs. Western Conference: 3-3-1 vs. Central Division: 2-0-1 Minnesota Wild: 15-8-5 Home: 10-3-2 vs. Eastern Conference: 8-3-2 vs. Metropolitan Division: 3-0-1 GAME 27 PREVIEW: After capturing two points in Nashville on Saturday night, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-2) look to continue their takeover of the Central Division as …

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Flight Plan: Turning It Around

The Philadelphia Flyers have been one of the hottest teams in the entire NHL in November. Since their first game of the month, a 7-0 blowout loss to the Washington Capitals, they have managed to garner at least a point in the standings in every game except one, as they’ve gone 7-1-2. It’s a pretty impressive little run they’ve been on, but what’s also refreshing is that they are starting to score goals at a more consistent pace. They’ve scored more than two goals on six occasions now for the season, which is a feat they accomplished just once through …

Dustin Brown poses with the Clarence S. Campbell Trophy with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. - Associated Press

Flyers West Update: Journey to Cup Finals Is A Team Effort

The Los Angeles Kings have had a remarkable run so far in these playoffs. They’ve knocked off the top three seeded teams in the West and have earned a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals. They’ve won all eight games on the road during the playoffs, and went 12-2 overall. And they did it all as a team. You might be saying to yourself, “Well, duh.” It’s true that sometimes, one player or one part of the team carries the rest on their back. An outstanding goalie can make up for a lackluster offense, or a group of high-scoring forwards …

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Flyers West Update: Carter Comes Alive

Before the Kings traded Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round pick to the Blue Jackets back in February, they were the lowest goal-scoring team in the league. They needed a proven scorer, and they also needed someone who could provide depth. Enter Jeff Carter, apparently now the jewel in the crown. Despite Carter’s impressive regular season numbers — he led the Flyers in goals his last three seasons with the team and has had four 25-plus goal seasons in the NHL — his playoff performance has always been questioned. In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Carter made a …

Flight Plan 12.18.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers had won seven straight and were rolling along despite missing their best forward, their best defenseman, and a few others. Saturday afternoon, that all came to a head. The Flyers were blanked, blown out by the Boston Bruins in the Flyers’ final home game of 2011, by a score of 6-0. If that wasn’t sobering enough, Philadelphia has almost certainly lost another center to a concussion as 19-year old rookie Sean Couturier took a shot in the back of the head from Kimmo Timonen. If, or more likely when, Couturier is diagnosed with a concussion that will …