The third period is what separates the contenders from the pretenders in the NHL. This is a League of close and often low-scoring games, and the teams with the best third-period goal differentials are inevitably the ones at the top of the standings.
The Flyers have entered the third period of all 11 games this season in position to come away with one or two points from the game if they win the
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GAME PREVIEW (9:15 AM EDT)
Looking to win their third straight game, the Philadelphia Flyers (3-7-0) will face a tough test when the high-powered Anaheim Ducks (9-3-0) pay a visit to the Wells Fargo Center. Game time is 7:00 p.m. eastern and the match will be televised locally on CSN Philly.
This is the first of two meetings between the teams this season, and the only one in Philadelphia. T
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Monday Quick Hits
* I will have a post-practice update later today with video and a new FlyerBuzz podcast.
* Tomorrow's game against Anaheim will be a good measuring stick for whether the Flyers are truly on the right track now after their back-to-back wins against the Rangers and Islanders. The Ducks currently have the third-best record in the NHL (9-3-0) and have scored the fourth most go
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ANOTHER BUILDING-BLOCK VICTORY FOR FLYERS
The Philadelphia Flyers still have a long way to go to climb out of the 1-7-0 hole they dug for themselves in the first eight games of the season. However, with back-to-back wins over the New York teams in the Metropolitan Division and with slow but steady improvements in most of the games since Craig Berube took over as head coach, the club seems to be
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GAME PREVIEW (9:30 AM EDT)
Looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, the Philadelphia Flyers (2-7-0) head to Uniondale, NY, to take on the New York Islanders (4-3-3). Game time is 7:00 p.m. eastern and the match will be televised locally on CSN Philly and on MSG Plus in the New York metropolitan area.
This is the first of four meetings between the teams this season. T
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It wasn't always pretty but the Philadelphia Flyers were just stingy enough in limiting prime scoring chances and Steve Mason did a strong enough job in making 30 saves for the team's anemic offense to nip the New York Rangers' equally inept attack, 2-1, at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night.
Coming off a week-long schedule break and an intensive week of practice, the Flyers did their bes
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GAME PREVIEW (5:00 AM EDT)
Two teams that have had horrid months of October will meet up at the Wells Fargo Center tonight when the Philadelphia Flyers (1-7-0) take on the rival New York Rangers (2-5-0). Both clubs are coming off lengthy breaks in the schedule. Philadelphia last played one week ago, losing 4-1 at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Rangers suffered a 4-0 road defeat at the han
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WEDNESDAY QUICK HITS
According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, injured forwards Vincent Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell have both been upgraded to day-to-day status.
Based on the fact that Lecavalier practiced on Claude Giroux's line yesterday and worked on the second power play unit in the second half of practice, I think there's a good chance (barring a setback) that Lecavalier wil
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Note: The Flyers have a 10:30 a.m. practice today. I will have a post-practice update to today's blog in the afternoon. Here are today's line combinations:
Lecavalier - Giroux - Raffl
McGinn - B. Schenn - Voracek
Read - Couturier - Simmonds
Hall - Talbot - Rinaldo
Hartnell - Newbury - Rosehill
Timonen - Gustafsson
Grossmann - Coburn
Streit - L. Schenn
Gill - Meszaros
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Note: I am at the Flyers' practice at the Skate Zone today and will have a post-practice update with video later today. All line combos and D pairing today are the same as the last game, with Scott Hartnell, Vincent Lecavalier and Marc-Andre Bourdon joining as rehabbing players. Lecavalier and Hartnell are the only two dressed in gray (today's designated non-contact color) while Bourdon is in the
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