Monday Morning Fly By: The Flyers are the best team in the league, it's science.

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

*The Flyers got their fifth win in a row Saturday afternoon against the Blues. Beating the best team in the league makes the Flyers the best team in the league, right? We should totally go with that. Recap! Scoring chance summary!

*Tonight we get the Kings. Puck drops at 7PM.

*Steve Downie left Saturday's game with an "upper body injury" that is very clearly concussion related, which is a bummer. Silver lining? Tye McGinn gets a call up. Hopefully he'll actually play. [BSH] [Flyers]

*Meltzer looks at how the Flyers have been getting these wins. [Hockeybuzz]

*Panaccio took to Twitter to solicit opinions about Sean Couturier's ceiling. [CSN Philly]

*Couturier's shutdown prowess has been a huge part of the Flyers' success. [Inquirer]

*Mike Richards has been relegated to the 4th line in LA recently. Yikes. [ProHockeyTalk]

*The Flyers signed Michael Raffl to a two-year extension over the weekend. [BSH]

*They also signed Robert Hagg to an ELC on Friday. [BSH]

*Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock thinks the Flyers will be a tough opponent in the playoffs. [Philly.com]

*A recent AHL game got really weird as a player ejected for a high hit crawled across the tunnel to get at the guy he injured. [CBS Sports]

*The bracket for the 2014 NCAA hockey tournament has been set. The Frozen Four comes to Philly next month. [SB Nation]

*A look at the goalie aging curve. [Hockey-Graphs]

*This SPHL goaltender is the best dancer ever. [NESN]

*And finally, playing hockey for the Philadelphia Flyers turns nice young boys into bearded toothless pirates. It's the best. [The Score]

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