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*The Flyers decided to make it exciting on Saturday, hanging on to beat the Avalanche 4-3. RECAP!

*The nerd report for this game confirms that the Couturier line is working pretty nicely. [Let's Go Flyers]

*It's time to be thankful for the acquisition of Carlo Colaiacovo as the team will be without Luke Schenn for at least two weeks after a pretty nasty hit by the Avs' Nathan MacKinnon. [ProHockeyTalk]

*And in even worse Flyers defense-related news, Shayne Gostisbehere is out indefinitely with a torn ACL. Here's hoping he makes a fell recovery. [BSH]

*Ron Hextall spoke about Ghost after his prognosis was announced. [Flyers]

*Meltzer on the Ghost and Schenn injuries. [Hockeybuzz]

*Ron Hextall also thinks that hockey skates should offer better protection for a hockey player's feet, and skate manufacturers have responded. [Daily News]

*Brayden Schenn found inspiration after being passed over for the open spot on the Flyers' top line. [CSN Philly]

*The Flyers are honoring a fallen hero in a really special way this year. [BSH]

*The team practiced at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Sunday; take a look behind the scenes. [Flyers]

*BSHer Clutterbuck4MVP takes a look at Braydon Coburn's ability to carry a defensive pairing. [BSH]

*Peter Forsberg is being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, but in Sweden he is a legend. [NHL.com]

*Sidney Crosby got pretty close to tying Wayne Gretzky's 7-assist record as he registered 5 against the Sabres on Saturday. [SB Nation]

*Speaking of The Great One, he was almost president of the Leafs. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Evidently, there is a good chance the salary cap won't increase next season. [New York Post]

*The Florida Panthers are still having serious attendance issues. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Your eyes are lying about soft goals in hockey. [Puck Daddy]

*On the Montreal Canadiens, the strangest team in hockey. [CBS Sports]

*And finally, shameless promotion! [BSH]

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