Friday Morning Fly By: We're on a mission. And that mission is #BUTTGOAL.

Obligatory pre-Pens Fly By picture. - Bruce Bennett

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

*This weekend is really, really important as far as the Flyers' playoff hopes go. Also, it's always fun to beat the Penguins. [Inquirer]

*If you're heading to the game tomorrow good news, you can now pay the insanely high WFC parking fees with a credit card! [BSH]

*Claude Giroux spoke about the tough schedule ahead after yesterday's practice. [Flyers]

*An in-depth look at Steve Mason's seasonal SV%. [BSH]

*Five underrated free agents the Flyers should consider this summer. [Hexys2Hander]

*Andrew MacDonald is feeling more comfortable with his new team. [Flyers]

*A Daily News reader offers up an interesting alternative to the shootout. [Daily News]

*One of the things so frustrating about the shootout is that it reduces an important game to little more than luck. [SB Nation]

*Three major changes the NHL might want to consider. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Eric T. on how scoring rates change with age. [SBN]

*Former Flyer and all-around awesome guy Sami Kapanen hung up his skates yesterday. [BSH]

*Sean McIndoe evaluates the teams on the NHL playoff bubble. [Grantland]

*A look at which NHL teams are the best and worst closers. The Bruins must have an "Always Be Closing" poster in their locker room. [Puck Daddy]

*The Tampa Bay Lightning are trying some um...creative practice strategies to try and turn things around. [Tampa Bay Times]

*Turns out Ryan Callahan really didn't want to leave New York. [CBS New York]

*A dad covers his little girls eyes during a Blackhawks-Avalanche brawl; little girl's like "no really I'd like to watch." It's adorable. [CSN Chicago]

*And finally, this weekend, you have one job to do. Get out the vote for BUTTGOAL.

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