Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...
*The boys are in St. Louis tonight for another game against the Blues. Puck drops at 8; check back for a preview of the game this afternoon.
*Unfortunately, Kimmo Timonen will not play tonight. He took a puck to the chin and is listed as "day-to-day" with an upper body injury. Gustafsson has been freed. [CSN Philly]
*Over the last couple of weeks the Flyers have proven themselves to be ready for the playoffs. [Daily News]
*They've also proven that they can hang with the league's best, as they'll need to do again tonight. [CSN Philly]
*Sean Couturier and Matt Read seem to be a perfect match. [BSH]
*Steve Downie passed his baseline test on Monday and is no longer suffering from the symptoms of concussion. [CSN Philly]
*The NCAA Frozen Four is set with Union College, North Dakota, Boston College, and Minnesota making up the field. [SB Nation College Hockey] [Puck Daddy]
*Union defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere is excited to take the ice in Philly next month. [Daily News]
*A look at the Eastern Conference bubble teams and how the playoff seeding might shake out. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
*Breaking down the Wild Card race in the East. [Grantland]
*How important is it for a team to finish strong heading into the playoffs? [SB Nation]
*The best & worst defensemen in the NHL, possession-wise. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]