Meltzer’s Musings: My Take on Rinaldo and Emotion vs. Stupidity

RINALDO AND THE FINE LINE BETWEEN EMOTION AND STUPIDITY

There is simply no justifying Zac Rinaldo's hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang in the first period of Thursday's game. Letang had his back turned the entire time as Rinaldo approached and Rinaldo launched himself by jumping into the hit.

This was not a case of a player worsening a hit by turning at the last moment or of

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Flyers-Penguins Wrapup: In War of a Game, Flyers Prevail 3-2 in OT

FLYERS-PENGUINS WRAPUP: IN WAR OF A GAME, PHILLY PREVAILS 3-2 IN OT

Any time the Philadelphia Flyers meet up with the Pittsburgh Penguins, there is a good chance that emotions and tempers will run high. Playing for the fifth time in seven nights and bringing a lot of frustrations into their final game before the All-Star break, a game against their arch-rivals was a good antidote for heavy legs

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Flyers Gameday: 1/20/15 vs. PIT

PREVIEW: FLYERS VS. PENGUINS

Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (18-22-7) return home to play Mike Johnston's Pittsburgh Penguins (26-12-6) at the Wells Fargo Center. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.

This is the second of four meetings between the teams this season and the first of two in Philadelphia. The Flyers won a 5-3 decision in P

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Flyers-Isles Wrapup: Philly Pilloried in 7-4 Loss

FLYERS-ISLANDERS WRAPUP: PHILLY PILLORIED IN 7-4 LOSS

Playing their final game at Nassau County Coliseum, the Philadelphia Flyers sustained a 7-4 whipping at the hands of the Eastern Conference leading New York Islanders in a Martin Luther King day matinee. The Islanders outshot Philadelphia, 41-29, for the game.

Much of the play was wide open -- too wide open for the Flyers to contain a t

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Flyers Gameday: 1/19/15 @ NYI

PREVIEW: FLYERS @ ISLANDERS

Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (18-21-7) are in action for a Monday matinee on Long Island against Jack Capuano's New York Islanders (30-14-1). Game time is 1:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised nationally on NHL Network and locally on TCN Philadelphia.

This is the second of four meetings between the team and the last game the Flyers will ever play at the

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Meltzer’s Musings: Flyers Beat Buffalo, Phantoms, Prospect Updates and More

FLYERS VS SABRES WRAPUP: FLYER SHUFFLE OFF WITH 2 POINTS

It wasn't easy or pretty but the Philadelphia Flyers did just enough to hand the Buffalo Sabres their 10th straight regulation loss in a 4-3 decision on Saturday night at the First Niagara Center. Shut out in each of their two previous games, the Flyers trailed 1-0 at the first intermission before scoring a pair of second-period power pla

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Flyers Gameday: 1/17/15 @ BUF, Phantoms, Autism Winter Classic

PREVIEW: FLYERS @ SABRES

Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (17-21-7) are on the road to take on Ted Nolan's Buffalo Sabres (14-28-3) on Saturday night. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on CSN Philadelphia.

This is the first of three matches between the teams. They will rematch on Feb. 15 in Buffalo and Feb. 19 in Philadelphia.

The Flyers had an off-day from practice

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Flyers Blanked Again in 4-0 Loss to Canucks

FLYERS-CANUCKS WRAPUP: PHILLY SHUT OUT AGAIN IN 4-0 DEFEAT

The Philadelphia Flyers suffered their second straight shutout loss and sixth of the 2014-15 season, falling 4-0 to the Vancouver Canucks at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night.

Philadelphia dominated the early minutes of the game but deflated after Vancouver scored its first goal and never gained any significant momentum there

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Flyers Gameday: 1/15/15 vs. Canucks, Autism Winter Classic

PREVIEW: FLYERS vs. CANUCKS

Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (17-20-7) return home to the Wells Fargo Center to host Willie Desjardins' Vancouver Canucks (23-15-3) on Thursday night. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on CSN Philadelphia.

This is the first of two meetings between the inter-conference teams. The clubs will rematch in Vancouver on March 17.

The Flyers

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Flyers Gameday: 1/14/15 @ WAS

PREVIEW: FLYERS vs. CAPITALS

Playing the front end of back-to-back game nights, Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (17-19-7) are in DC to take on Barry Trotz's Washington Capitals (23-11-8). Game time is 8:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.

This is the second of four meetings this season between the Metropolitan Division clubs, and the first of two in W

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