Wednesday Morning Fly By: "A Win In Spite of How You Play"

The mouthguard is for protection, not dinner, Kris.

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

  • Recaps of last night's win: [BSH] [The Copper & Blue] [CSNPhilly] [Inquirer] [Flyers Faithful] [Philly Sports Daily] [Daily News] [delcotimes.com] [The700level.com] [Forsythe and the Flyers]
  • In case you don't click the link in The Copper & Blue, look how bad the Flyers played in the second and third periods: [Scoring Chances]
  • Darroll Powe talked about the dangerous hit he received after the game: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • In case you didn't know, the quote above came from Chris Pronger. Read more: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • What did Paul Holmgren say was the problem in the losing stretch? Giving up too many scoring chances. Whaaaaaaat? NHL teams track advanced stats??? [delcotimes.com]
  • The Flyers signed Brown University Captain Harry Zolnierczyk: [BSH] [PostStar.com] [Forsythe and the Flyers] [NHL.com] [The Brown Daily Herald]
  • Don't know why I didn't see this, but Jakub Kovar stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 3-0 loss on Monday: [euroflyers]
  • But Kovar stopped 38 of 39 shots as his team tied the series at 2: [euroflyers]
  • Joonas Lehtivuori was a plus-1 in 23 minutes of ice time: [euroflyers]
  • The Ducks recalled Ray Emery. Again. Good for him: [NHL.com]
  • Speaking of the Ducks, they signed Luca Sbisa to a four-year, $8.7 million extension: [O.C. Register]
  • The Phantoms announced their Clear Day roster (listing only those players eligible to play for the remainder of the season) and neither Andrew Rowe nor Cullen Eddy were included: [PostStar.com]
  • For you collectors out there, the Flyers are auctioning their #17 jerseys worn in warm-ups prior to Rod Brind`Amour night. They are signed by both Rod and the player who wore it: [NHL Auctions]
  • Hysterical. Though I wish I knew what he meant with the hashtag: "Phantoms' @TomSestito23 is welcomed to the team by losing Mustache-Boy. Growing it out for a month. #ThirdEyeBrow" [DannySyvret]
  • What types of penalties are "good" and when are they warranted? [Behind The Net]
  • Gary Bettman traveled to Glendale to try and save the sale of the Coyotes: [SBNation.com]
  • Derek Zona tries to explain why advanced metrics focus on even strength play. He speaks slowly and uses graphs. So head on over: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Speaking of Zona, his boy Stephen Weiss took a five minute, forty-three second shift. Yes, 5:43. Watch: [SBNation.com]
  • When LaSalle won the Flyers Cup, many fans had flash backs to Patrick Kane. Seriously, it's almost an exact replay. Creepy: [Crossing Broad]
  • With the trial finally commencing, a look at what Todd Bertuzzi's assault did to change the hockey landscape: [Puck Daddy]
  • The newest "will he be suspended?" hit came from Zdeno Chara last night: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • Simply amazing. Tracking where the Devils and their opposition shoot the puck from, and tracking their percentages. A great look at how the Devils are winning (or not) so much lately: [In Lou We Trust]
  • Lastly, the pros and cons on fighting in the NHL: "Pro-fighting: Without the threat of fighting, noble enforcers like Jody Shelley and Trevor Gillies would be unable to protect their teammates from despicable cheap-shot artists like Jody Shelley and Trevor Gillies." [Down Goes Brown]
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