Friday Morning Fly By: The Philadelphia Flyers and the curse of the backup goaltender.

Mike Carlson

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

*The Flyers kissed any chance at the second seed goodbye with last night's loss to the Bolts. Boo. Recap.

*Shayne Gostisbehere and his Union comrades have made it to the NCAA Final; they beat BC 5-4 and will face Minnesota on Saturday. These two games were INCREDIBLE. [SB Nation College Hockey]

*Check out the way the UND-Minny game ended. Unbelievable. [SB Nation]

*GhostBear is enjoying getting a little taste of Philly this week. [CSN Philly]

*Kimmo Timonen is having an excellent season, despite the extra games he played in Sochi. [Daily News]

*A look at who might win the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy for most improved this year. [BSH]

*What was the turning point of the Flyers' season? [CSN Philly]

*The Shanaban era is over, as the Toronto Maple Leafs are set to name Brendan Shanahan as their new club president. [TSN]

*A second concussion lawsuit has been filed against the NHL. [Puck Daddy]

*Peter Laviolette is one of three likely candidates for the soon-to-be available head coaching job in Nashville. [On The Forecheck]

*The Anaheim Ducks may be vulnerable in the playoffs despite regular season success. [SB Nation]

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