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Monday Morning Fly By: Flyers in the playoff hunt, not an April Fools joke

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

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Paul Bereswill

* Holy crap, that game. Recaps of last night's win over Washington from us, CSN, the Inquirer, Bill Meltzer, Flyers Faithful and the Washington perspective from Japers' Rink.

* Meanwhile, Max Talbot is hurt and it looks like a knee injury. [Daily News]

* Jake Voracek got in a fight last night when he stepped to Claude Giroux's aid. [SBNation.com]

* The Frozen Four is set with Quinnipiac, St. Cloud State, Yale and UMass-Lowell due to battle for college hockey supremacy in two weeks. [Western College Hockey Blog]

* Eric T. goes on The Globe and Mail's podcast to give a basic intro to advanced stats. [The Globe and Mail]

* What it's like to give up hockey (or, some hockey) for Lent. [Pension Plan Puppets]

* In his latest attempt to get back to the NHL, Michael Leighton is switching his catching hand. [BSH]

* Kimmo Timonen is the Flyers' calming influence, writes Rich Hofmann. [Daily News]

* Jakub Kindl scored a pretty nice goal yesterday. Into his own net. [SBNation.com]

* Finally, tragedy in Kazakhstan: A Russian forward playing in that country's top league died after a headshot in a game on Saturday evening. [Puck Daddy]