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Monday Morning Fly By: One last go of it in the Golden State.

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

Drew Hallowell

*The Flyers managed to win on Saturday, hooray! Steve Mason earned himself another shutout; take that, players we used to have on our team! RECAP. Scoring chance summary for the game from RedWire here. RedWire also compares the Kings and Flyers in part three of his mid-season review here. Good stuff.

*Tonight we've got the Sharks at 1030. Preview this afternoon.

*The Phantoms returned to Philadelphia on Saturday, where they completely dominated the Hershey Bears. Tye McGinn was the best player on the ice because of course he was. [Flyers]

*Michael Raffl continues to impress; he seems to fit in wherever Craig Berube puts him. [Daily News]

*Vinny LeCavalier is adjusting to life on the left wing. [CSN Philly]

*Meltzer on this weekend's wins. [Hockeybuzz]

*BSH has introduced it's Midterm 25 Under 25; first up: Merrick Madsen. [BSH]

*Travis' excellent piece on the Islanders-Rangers game at Yankee Stadium may help quiet the outdoor game cynic living in your head. [SB Nation]

*Sean McIndoe looks at which markets are likely to host an outdoor game next season. [Grantland]

*Mike Richards had some kind words about Claude Giroux ahead of Saturday's game. [CSN Philly]

*Zach Parise has been named captain of the Team USA hockey team. [SBN]

*The NHL's Metropolitan Division: the place where upper management accountability goes to die. [The Hockey News]

*Eric T. looks at Ben Scrivens' 59-save game and what it means for the defense that was playing in front of him. [SBN]

*Our resident German is running a simulation of the Olympics using NHL14. [Ze German Hockey Guys]

*On Alex Ovechkin and the most useless stat in hockey. [SBN]