Tuesday Morning Fly By: Should We Insert "Brodeur Is Fat" Jokes Here?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 29: A general view as the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils stand during the national anthem before Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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

  • Game Two Preview: [Bill Meltzer]
  • James van Riemsdyk returning to the lineup really is impressive: [SB Nation Philly]
  • And he wants to be a crease-crasher: [delcotimes.com]
  • Braydon Coburn deserves to have a lot more articles written about him: [Daily News]
  • Quick look at the recent trend of really quick overtimes: [Frequent Flyers] And a longer look: [Daily News]
  • Remember when the Flyers couldn't win a day game and everyone talked about it? Turns out, they can win day games: [The Checking Line]
  • In case you missed it, I used my eyes to critique Ilya Bryzgalov's Game One performance, and stats to critique his playoff performance: [SB Nation Philly]
  • Excellent examination of Danny Briere and his clutchiness: [Backhand Shelf]
  • Jaromir Jagr has one epic playoff beard: [the700level] [Backhand Shelf] [delcotimes.com]
  • Nicklas Grossmann played a few minutes in Game One, but the fact that he played was big enough: [CSNPhilly]
  • After scoring on more than half of their power plays, the Flyers went 1-for-6 in Game One. This, apparently, constitutes a "slow start": [NHL.com]
  • He also has a commercial where he is Superman. Well, kind of: [Flyers Faithful]
  • The Devils don't like the penalties they took: [NHL.com]
  • There was a pretty crazy goal-line scramble in the Kings/Blues game last night: [SBNation.com] [Puck Daddy]
  • T.J. Oshie crushed Dustin Penner. Mike Richards then instigated a fight and was called for two roughing minors. It was Penner who got the extra minor, putting St. Louis on the power play. Players policing themselves in the absence of the instigator: [Puck Daddy]
  • Goalies do not age well. A look at what the future holds for Roberto Luongo, Ryan Miller, and Ilya Bryzgalov: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Roller Hockey scheduling survey for the 2012 Flyer Faithful/BSH Tournament: [Flyers Faithful]
  • From Ben: The Claude Giroux Song (listen at your own risk): [Tumblr] Also, Ben will be at Game 2. Like all other public Ben appearances, he will be happy to autograph any printed-out posts you bring him (for a nominal fee) (you bring the pen).
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