Thursday Morning Fly By: Series Lead, Boosh Love, Pronger Praise

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 14: Mike Richards #18 (R) of the Philadelphia Flyers scores a second period goal on an assist from Ian Laperriere #14 (C) during the second period against the New Jersey Devils in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 14, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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

  • Around the NHL:  Senators 5 - Penguins 4 (OTT leads series 1-0); Coyotes 3 - Red Wings 2 (PHX leads series 1-0); Avalanche 2 - Sharks 1 (COL leads series 1-0)
  • Recaps of last night's game: [BSH] [In Lou We Trust] [CSNPhilly] [DelcoTimes] [Daily News] [the700level] [Inquirer]
  • Photos from last night: [BSH]
  • Locker room rift? Pft: "You look up to your captain," Laperriere said. "And there's no better captain than Mike Richards." [Daily News]
  • "Call it a fireside chat if you will. All that was missing was the rocking chair, because Laviolette brought the flames and all the burning embers." [DelcoTimes]
  • A Brian Boucher puff piece! Yes! [CSNPhilly]
  • And one talking about how tough it has been for him. [DelcoTimes]
  • And one saying Brian Boucher will have the exact same playoff save percentage as Ryan Miller.  Yes, really. [Puck Prospectus]
  • Could John Stevens be going to Atlanta?  It's entirely rumor at this point. [CSNPhilly]
  • Anthony SanFilippo says what everyone is thinking: "In short, Pronger was a beast. He was the star of the game." [In the Room]
  • From his GM's mouth, Joacim Eriksson will not return next year. [euroflyers]
  • Sadly, Dmitri Yushkevich retired. [euroflyers]
  • Lastly, this quote by Patrick Maroon is really troubling: "We didn't buy into the systems. That's why we were losing games. No one was listening. That's what it seemed like to me in the locker room." [PostStar]
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