Wednesday Morning Fly By: Devils Game Day; Ray Emery/Marty Turco/Kari Lehtonen

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Today's open discussion thread, including your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • Last night's NHL scores... NYI 4 - NAS 3 (SO); BOS 3 - BUF 2 (SO); CAR 4 - FLA 1; OTT 3 - CAL 2; TB 3 - VAN 1; STL 4 - DET 3 (SO); CHI 4 - DAL 3 (SO)
  • The Flyers are now tied for the 8th and final playoff spot in the East.
  • BSH recorded our weekly radio show last night.  Look for Travis to put it up later this morning.  Anthony SanFilippo was our guest, which means it is obviously worth listening to.
  • Jacob De Serres stopped 18 of 20 shots in a 6-2 Brandon victory last night. [Luber's Lounge]
  • Jakub Kovar stopped 28 of 29 shots last night in a 6-1 win.  He was named player of the game and called "outstanding." [euroflyers] [euroflyers]
  • Biggest news of the day was the Flyers goaltending situation.  Ray Emery's injury received lots of press despite not having many answers.  [Frequent Flyers]
  • SanFilippo's take: "[Holmgren] admitted that Emery’s hip problems were chronic, but that the organization didn’t feel there was much to worry about and everyone was confident Emery would be back on the ice lickety-split." [DelcoTimes]
  • Seravalli: "But Emery's absence from the practice rink yesterday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, less than 24 hours after Holmgren said Emery planned to "push it hard" in anticipation of tonight's game at the Devils, probably said all that Flyers fans needed to know." [Daily News]
  • You may have heard that Atlanta traded Kari Lehtonen to Dallas last night. [Puck Daddy] [Hockey or Die]
  • Which naturally led to speculation that the Flyers are interested in Turco. [BSH] [Frequent Flyers]
  • But there were already stories showing confidence in Michael Leighton written earlier in the day: [Inquirer] [CSNPhilly]
  • Everyone knows Lehtonen has potential.  But you'll be surprised how well he has played (when healthy) already. [Brodeur is a Fraud]
  • Some Olympic talk:  Jeff Carter was rumored to be the front-runner to replace Ryan Getzlaf on Team Canada [Hockey or Die] until Getzlaf's injury was found to be minor. [John Boruk]
  • Jonathan Quick's Olympic mask: [LA Times]
  • From Versus: "At this time, we are not optimistic that an agreement will be in place with DirecTV in time for the start of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs." [Puck Daddy]
  • Who could be traded by Atlanta next? Colby Armstrong: [Kevin Allen]
  • Fantastic look at draft picks and the NHL. [From The Rink]
  • And a good statistical look at the top 30 scorers at home and on the road. [Hockey or Die]
  • Completely non-hockey related:  The city of New Orleans showed Drew Brees a lot of love.  [Deadspin]
  • Lastly, a pretty damning indictment of the Adirondack Phantoms/Coach Gilbert:  "Players don't care much about systems here. Everyone is more selfish." [Mika] Pyörälä about the game in AHL. "Still more fun when you get to play" [euroflyers]
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