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The Slumping Philadelphia Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of Philly.com,

They overcame a 10-game winless streak and the loss of their top two goalies to injuries.

Now they have to overcome a March skid that has knocked them out of first place and made fans uneasy about whether they will even make the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The misery continued Thursday night at the Wells Cargo Center.

Columbus 5, Flyers 3.

The Flyers lost for the seventh time in eight March games, and they fell into a tie for third place with Columbus in the Metro....

The Flyers swarmed Bobrovsky over the next few shifts, but Atkinson made it 4-2 by beating Petr Mrazek with a right-circle blast with 16 minutes, 37 seconds left in the second.

Goodbye, momentum.

Goodbye, Mrazek, who allowed four goals on 10 shots and continued to come up small. Since winning his first three games with the Flyers, Mrazek has just one victory in his last seven starts.


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Petr Mrazek Has Had His Ups And Downs With The Philadelphia Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of Philly.com,

With Flyers goalies Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth sidelined because of injuries, the spotlight is shining directly at Petr Mrazek.

So far, the results have been mixed.

Mrazek was superb in his first three games with his new team, including a 1-0 shootout win in Montreal. He won all three games and allowed a total of four goals.

But he has lost his last three games (0-2-1), surrendering 14 goals in that span.

It is that kind of inconsistency that caused Detroit to deal him to the Flyers on Feb. 19 for a pair of conditional draft picks.


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Petr Mrazek Welcomed In Philly

from Dave Isaac of the Courier Post,

Petr Mrazek has been around the Flyers for a week and a half, still using a plain white helmet decorated with the remnants of the equipment room’s sticker drawer and he’s become one of the most important pieces of the team.

He’s already joking around with his new teammates and taking in post-practice ping-pong games as if he had been around all season. It’s been a trial by fire both on and off the ice.

“We have a really tight group,” defenseman Ivan Provorov said. “All the guys get along. There’s no bad guys on the team. I think we tried to make it, for Petr, as comfortable as he can be in the first couple days. I think the boys did a good job welcoming him and he’s done a good job himself coming in and playing great. At this time, it’s important that the guys are on the right page and have a good relationship with each other.”

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The Playoff Hopes For The Philadelphia Flyers Now Belong To Petr Mrazek

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

If Mrazek lights it up in the NHL’s goalie graveyard, the Flyers will have the opportunity to qualify and keep him. Or, they could work out a deal for less, much in the same way they did with  in 2013.

Most importantly, Mrazek has playoff experience. Elliott has a lot of work to do to recover from core muscle surgery. The oft-injured Neuvirth will be out “weeks,” according to Hextall. And Mrazek’s playoff numbers (.931 save percentage in 10 starts) are significantly better than Elliott's postseason numbers.

The Flyers made a small bet. It’s up to Mrazek to deliver the payoff – for his future, the Flyers, and even the Red Wings.

“He was the available guy that really intrigued us,” Hextall said. “We know how capable he is … He’s played extremely well over the last month. I think he’s had some really good times in his career where he’s been a very good goalie and he can be a difference maker.”


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Brian Elliotte Out 5-6 Weeks After Core Muscle Surgery

from the Phiadelphia Flyers,

Prior to tonight's game, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced to the media an update on the condition of goaltender Brian Elliott:

"Brian Elliott had successful core muscle surgery this morning," said Hextall. "He's expected to be out 5-6 weeks."

Elliott suffered the injury in Saturday's Flyers-Coyotes game at Arizona. He appeared in all 65 minutes through regulation and overtime where he made 24 saves. He then faced two skaters in the shootout before being forced out of the game with the injury. Back up Michal Neuvirth came in relief of Elliott in the shootout and secured the win.

Elliott has received a majority of the starts this season, his first with the Flyers, since signing with the club during free agency this past summer.


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Video- Frederik Andersen Not Happy After Loss To The Philadelphia Flyers

from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,

An angry but matter-of-fact Andersen came out verbally swinging after the Leafs lost by a goal for the fourth consecutive game, falling 3-2 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The loss at Wells Fargo Center came after the Leafs built a 2-0 lead in the second period, only to fritter it away in the third.

“We have to figure out who wants to commit to playing for the team,” Andersen said. “We’ve got to look at the attitude. We played well enough for two periods, but we’ve got to find a way to keep the foot on the gas the whole game. We can’t be satisfied with two periods.”

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Below, watch Andersen post-game...

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Video- #88 Goes To The Rafters In Philadelphia

Congrats Eric Lindros.


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Video- The Career Of Eric Lindros

Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers will retire #88.

Sportsnet's YouTube page with a look at his career.


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Losing Streak Hits Six For The New Jersey Devils

from Chris Ryan of NJ.com,

Poor special teams, some out-of-sync play and missed chances pushed the Devils' losing streak to six games in a 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark.

After the Devils failed to get back in the win column in their first game out of their bye week, here are six observations for the loss, including special team struggles, the urgency to end the losing streak and more....

The Devils have now dropped a season-high six games, going 0-3-3 over that stretch. Just a handful of points separate the top and bottom of the Metropolitan Division, and the Devils know any game against a divisional opponent is a big opportunity.

"We squandered that," Hall said. "A lot of division games coming up. A lot of four-point games where if we play well, we can really set ourselves up. You never want to panic during a season. That’s not going to do anything good, but you really have to make sure you get your game back a quickly as possible, and that’s what the best teams do. They get out of these funks quickly and get back to their game."


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Video- 42 Years Ago, Philadelphia Flyers Against The Soviets

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

We throw back 42 years to the international exhibition game that was almost never completed. Take a look at how the physical Flyers almost chased the Soviets out of Philly in the first period.


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