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Wednesday Morning Fly By: Waking Up With a Two Game Lead

The Man of the Day. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The Man of the Day. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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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 - Canadiens 0 (PHI leads series 2-0); Blackhawks 4 - Sharks 2 (CHI leads series 2-0)
  • Recaps of last night's game: [BSH] [Flyers] [NHL.com] [CSNPhilly] [DelcoTimes] [Daily News] [The700Level] [Habs Eyes On The Prize]
  • Photos from last night: [BSH]
  • On this day 36 years ago, the Flyers won their first Stanley Cup: [The700Level]
  • Introducing the zone-finish, a compliment of zone-start: [Behind the Net]
  • Trying to find a reason for the success: [DelcoTimes]
  • Could it be the power play? [CSNPhilly]
  • Ville Leino is making the most of his opportunity: [Daily News]
  • The Canadiens are struggling to find answers. [CSNPhilly]
  • Leighton's success continues: [CSNPhilly]
  • And his life is "all about irony": [CSNPhilly]
  • But he finds himself as the first start of the night: [Puck Daddy]
  • As well as "in the spotlight" [Daily News] [Inquirer]
  • Ian Laperriere may not be returning as quick as once hoped. [CSNPhilly]
  • Looking at how success changes the perception of the Pronger Effect: [Hockey or Die]
  • Why Cap-Killing contracts are more common than you think: [From The Rink]
  • Ron Hextall is the latest name mentioned for the Lightning GM job. [CSNFlyer]
  • Mario Kempe says he's about to make a decision on signing with the Flyers this week: [BSH] [euroflyers]
  • While Kempe thinks Elitserien is the better league (good for Joakim Eriksson), he wants to get closer to the NHL. [euroflyers]
  • Kimmo Timonen - "I felt tired for the first time in Game 7, but now I have so much energy I don't feel tired at all." [euroflyers]
  • The agony that comes along with joining the Flyers bandwagon: [Puck Daddy]
  • Hahahahaha. Lance Armstrong - "Who's the dumbass @versustv that cut off @AmgenTourofCali coverage w/ a mile to go for pregame hockey??" [BroadStHockey]
  • Lastly, Happy Birthday Michael Leighton!

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