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Thursday Morning Fly By: That. Was. AWESOME!

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

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

*THAT WAS SO FUN. Last night's game was just about as fun as Tuesday's was miserable. Absolutely awesome. Lots of great stuff in this here rundown of the game, from Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's awesome first goal as a Flyer, to proof that R.J. Umberger really does exist, to Chris Kunitz's shamefully ridiculous dive. And a recap. Don't forget the recap.

*Speaking of Pebbles, he's kind of the best. [Sporting News]

*In what was a very classy move, the Penguins showed support for our neighbors to the north by singing "O Canada" prior to the start of last night's game. [SB Nation]

*The start to Steve Mason's season is not what he, or his team, expected it to be. [CSN Philly]

*That said, he didn't get a whole lot of support from the team in front of him Tuesday night. [Courier-Post]

*Unfortunately, it looks like a freak accident involving R.J. Umberger's skate has cost Dallas Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth his season. [Daily News]

*So...are the Flyers really this bad? [The Hockey News]

*Blair Jones won't face any additional discipline for his charging penalty Tuesday night. [ProHockeyTalk]

*In case you missed it, the scoring chance summary from the loss to the Blackhawks. [Let's Go Flyers]

*Yesterday's terrible events in Ottawa lead to the postponement of the scheduled Maple Leafs-Senators game. No word yet on a rescheduled date. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Given the amount of talk around these parts about AHL Seasoning, you may find this look at how one determines the right number of AHL games to be interesting. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

*The Slava Voynov case leaves the NHL in a tough spot. [Sportsnet]

*Do goalie interference rules need tweaking? [The Hockey Writers]