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Thursday Morning Fly By: Series Lead, Boosh Love, Pronger Praise

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

  • Around the NHL:  Senators 5 - Penguins 4 (OTT leads series 1-0); Coyotes 3 - Red Wings 2 (PHX leads series 1-0); Avalanche 2 - Sharks 1 (COL leads series 1-0)
  • Recaps of last night's game: [BSH] [In Lou We Trust] [CSNPhilly] [DelcoTimes] [Daily News] [the700level] [Inquirer]
  • Photos from last night: [BSH]
  • Locker room rift? Pft: "You look up to your captain," Laperriere said. "And there's no better captain than Mike Richards." [Daily News]
  • "Call it a fireside chat if you will. All that was missing was the rocking chair, because Laviolette brought the flames and all the burning embers." [DelcoTimes]
  • A Brian Boucher puff piece! Yes! [CSNPhilly]
  • And one talking about how tough it has been for him. [DelcoTimes]
  • And one saying Brian Boucher will have the exact same playoff save percentage as Ryan Miller.  Yes, really. [Puck Prospectus]
  • Could John Stevens be going to Atlanta?  It's entirely rumor at this point. [CSNPhilly]
  • Anthony SanFilippo says what everyone is thinking: "In short, Pronger was a beast. He was the star of the game." [In the Room]
  • From his GM's mouth, Joacim Eriksson will not return next year. [euroflyers]
  • Sadly, Dmitri Yushkevich retired. [euroflyers]
  • Lastly, this quote by Patrick Maroon is really troubling: "We didn't buy into the systems. That's why we were losing games. No one was listening. That's what it seemed like to me in the locker room." [PostStar]