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

Paul Bereswill

*Meltzer on Wednesday's come from behind win at the Joe. [Hockeybuzz]

*ASF on the role special teams - the penalty kill in particular - played in the win. [Flyers]

*The Flyers' third line is arguably the hottest in hockey at the moment. [Philly.com]

*A look at how that line kick-started the offense. [Flyers]

*Sean Couturier says the players are starting to believe in themselves. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Claude Giroux put together an impressive performance for an audience that included Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman. [Daily News]

*Steve Mason checks in on the trip to Dallas. [Flyers]

*Flyers legend Dave Schultz's mustache has been voted the best in Philadelphia sports history in a recent scientific poll. [Philly.com]

*Did you know that the Ottawa Senators were going hard for Sean Couturier and it almost happened? Thank god someone slapped Homer before he pulled that trigger. [PHT]

*The newest set of NHL power rankings from SB Nation has the Flyers ticking up a bit. [SB Nation]

*The curious case of Scott Hartnell. [Flyers Faithful]

*Eric T. on the up- and downsides of long-term contracts. [SBN]

*On the sometimes selfish reasons NHL players engage in fights. [Backhand Shelf]

*A brief history of badly behaving NHL coaches. [Grantland]

*John Buccigross in defense of hockey fights. [ESPN]

*And here's Ilya Kovalchuk doing impressive things with his hands. [Sportsnet]