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Friday Morning Fly By: Series Win, Lappy and Giroux Step Up

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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 3 - Devils 0 (PHI wins series 4-1); Blackhawks 3 - Predators 0 (series tied 2-2); Senators 4 - Penguins 3 (3OT) (PIT leads series 3-2); Sharks 5 - Avalanche 0 (SJ leads series 3-2)
  • Recaps of last night's game: [BSH] [ILWT] [DelcoTimes] [CSNPhilly] [The700level] [Daily News] [Inquirer]
  • Photos of last night's game: [BSH]
  • Luckily, Ian Laperriere is ok.  Photographic proof floated around after the game: [NHLFlyers]
  • Says Laperriere: "Call me dumb, call me stupid, whatever. I block shots." [DelcoTimes]
  • Video of the post-game interview, plus "I am lucky it wasn’t Prongs." [CSNPhilly]
  • Some post game quotes:  "It was surprisingly easy. Felt like they had already surrendered. They didn't have killer instinct. We expected them to compete harder." - Ville Leino [euroflyers]
  • "We took it to them physically. It was demoralizing. They didn't want to play with us." - Dan Carcillo [ChrisBottaNHL]
  • Brian Boucher went 10 years, 6 days between NHL playoff shutouts - second longest in history, four days short. [SanFilippo]
  • Brian Boucher is Puck Daddy's first star of the night.  BOOOOOOSH [PD]
  • A great article on Claude Giroux, who's been asking for a bigger role on the team: [CSNPhilly]
  • Joacim Eriksson signed a two-year contract to play in the SEL next year.  This is a good move. [euroflyers] [BSH]
  • The argument that the Flyers are finally playing like a team: [CSNPhilly]
  • This is only the fourth time in Flyers history that they have held the opponent to under 10 goals in a 5 game series.  Yeah, BOOOOOOOOSH. [Daily News]
  • An interesting look at Martin Brodeur and Scott Stevens' playoff records: [Brodeur is a Fraud]
  • What is Evgeni Nabokov worth?  How about 2 years, $7 million? [Behind the Net]
  • A look at the Calder finalists: [From The Rink]
  • Funny quote from Dan Carcillo yesterday morning: "Doc [Halladay] was like a surgeon last night. Carved them up with a scalpel." [NHLFlyers]
  • Gabe Desjardins responds to critics.  Thought I'd share: [Behind The Net]