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Wednesday Morning Fly By: "A Win In Spite of How You Play"

The mouthguard is for protection, not dinner, Kris.
The mouthguard is for protection, not dinner, Kris.

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

  • Recaps of last night's win: [BSH] [The Copper & Blue] [CSNPhilly] [Inquirer] [Flyers Faithful] [Philly Sports Daily] [Daily News] [] [] [Forsythe and the Flyers]
  • In case you don't click the link in The Copper & Blue, look how bad the Flyers played in the second and third periods: [Scoring Chances]
  • Darroll Powe talked about the dangerous hit he received after the game: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • In case you didn't know, the quote above came from Chris Pronger. Read more: [Philly Sports Daily]
  • What did Paul Holmgren say was the problem in the losing stretch? Giving up too many scoring chances. Whaaaaaaat? NHL teams track advanced stats??? []
  • The Flyers signed Brown University Captain Harry Zolnierczyk: [BSH] [] [Forsythe and the Flyers] [] [The Brown Daily Herald]
  • Don't know why I didn't see this, but Jakub Kovar stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 3-0 loss on Monday: [euroflyers]
  • But Kovar stopped 38 of 39 shots as his team tied the series at 2: [euroflyers]
  • Joonas Lehtivuori was a plus-1 in 23 minutes of ice time: [euroflyers]
  • The Ducks recalled Ray Emery. Again. Good for him: []
  • Speaking of the Ducks, they signed Luca Sbisa to a four-year, $8.7 million extension: [O.C. Register]
  • The Phantoms announced their Clear Day roster (listing only those players eligible to play for the remainder of the season) and neither Andrew Rowe nor Cullen Eddy were included: []
  • For you collectors out there, the Flyers are auctioning their #17 jerseys worn in warm-ups prior to Rod Brind`Amour night. They are signed by both Rod and the player who wore it: [NHL Auctions]
  • Hysterical. Though I wish I knew what he meant with the hashtag: "Phantoms' @TomSestito23 is welcomed to the team by losing Mustache-Boy. Growing it out for a month. #ThirdEyeBrow" [DannySyvret]
  • What types of penalties are "good" and when are they warranted? [Behind The Net]
  • Gary Bettman traveled to Glendale to try and save the sale of the Coyotes: []
  • Derek Zona tries to explain why advanced metrics focus on even strength play. He speaks slowly and uses graphs. So head on over: [The Copper & Blue]
  • Speaking of Zona, his boy Stephen Weiss took a five minute, forty-three second shift. Yes, 5:43. Watch: []
  • When LaSalle won the Flyers Cup, many fans had flash backs to Patrick Kane. Seriously, it's almost an exact replay. Creepy: [Crossing Broad]
  • With the trial finally commencing, a look at what Todd Bertuzzi's assault did to change the hockey landscape: [Puck Daddy]
  • The newest "will he be suspended?" hit came from Zdeno Chara last night: [] [Puck Daddy]
  • Simply amazing. Tracking where the Devils and their opposition shoot the puck from, and tracking their percentages. A great look at how the Devils are winning (or not) so much lately: [In Lou We Trust]
  • Lastly, the pros and cons on fighting in the NHL: "Pro-fighting: Without the threat of fighting, noble enforcers like Jody Shelley and Trevor Gillies would be unable to protect their teammates from despicable cheap-shot artists like Jody Shelley and Trevor Gillies." [Down Goes Brown]