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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Flyers Take Commanding Lead, Gagne Fractures Toe

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

  • Last night's NHL scores... Flyers 4 - Devils 1 (PHI leads series 3-1); Red Wings 3 - Coyotes 0 (series tied 2-2); Penguins 7 - Senators 4 (PIT leads series 3-1); Predators 4 - Blackhawks 1 (NAS leads series 2-1); Sharks 2 - Avalanche 1 (OT) (series tied 2-2)
  • Recaps of last night's win: [BSH] [NHL.com] [In Lou We Trust] [CSNPhilly] [DelcoTimes] [Daily News] [The700Level] [Inquirer]
  • Photos from last night's win: [BSH]
  • Biggest news from last night is Simon Gagne's fractured toe. [SanFilippo] [DelcoTimes]
  • The other big news was Danny Briere and Jeff Carter finding the score sheet. [CSNPhilly] [Inquirer]
  • The obligatory "Boucher is up 3-1 on the Devils again" stories: [CSNPhilly] [Daily News]
  • Along similar lines, Phil Sheridan argues that Brian Boucher is "outplaying Martin Brodeur."  Even I'm not so sure that's completely accurate. [Inquirer]
  • It's hard to argue with the premise that Kimmo Timonen is lifting Braydon Coburn's game. [Daily News]
  • Pekke Rinne had a really nice save last night.  Who shot the puck?  Himself. [SB Nation]
  • Travis took the high road on this: "Presented without comment. RT @NHLDevils: Kovalchuk on coming back to NJ: "'The real fans, they have to believe in us.'" [BSH]
  • Matt Carle gets some well-deserved praise. I've always thought he was under-appreciated here. [DelcoTimes]
  • An interesting fact: "Scott Hartnell finished the game playing just 12:42. Less than everyone but Laperriere, Powe and Asham." [phila.bright]
  • A look at the Selke Trophy finalists: [From The Rink]
  • An argument for why "Distinct Kicking Motion" needs to go: [Defending Big D]
  • The television and attendance ratings came out yesterday: [Puck The Media]
  • And Derek Zona analyzed what they mean. [From The Rink]
  • Lastly, this story should not have even been written. [Inquirer]