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Thursday Morning Fly By: The final countdown.

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

Drew Hallowell

*Tonight the Flyers face the playoff-bound Islanders. Preview!

*This could be Danny Briere's last home game as Flyer which, to be honest, is kind of a bummer. (

*Despite the Flyers' absence, the East is shaping up to be a lot of fun. (SB Nation)

*Ollie Lauridsen's first NHL goal comes with a hilarious story. (CSN Philly)

*Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz and his London Knights are playing well in the OHL playoffs. Stolarz is 10-1-1 thus far. Not bad. (

*The Pelle Lindbergh Trophy...who's your pick? (BSH)

*Kimmo Timonen wanted to keep playing on his broken foot. He is a MACHINE. (CSN Philly)

*Alex Ovechkin, even his empty-netters are badass. (Backhand Shelf)

*Draft Eligibles: Let's look at Sean Monahan. (Flyers Faithful)

*Ilya Bryzgalov seem to be enjoying the rest that Steve Mason has afforded him. (CSN Philly)

*Carolina recalled the youngest Staal for tomorrow's game against the Rangers. So three Staals on the ice. It'd be four if not for Marc's injury. (TSN)

*Jay-Z wants to try to make hockey cool again by turning Seth Jones into a superstar. Hey, NHL: this will be easier if Seth's in a large market coughphiladelphiacough. (SB Nation)