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

Bruce Bennett

*Bolts tonight. Winning would be like a big cherry on top of a delicious playoffs sundae. Or something. Check back for a preview!

*The Flyers might have to face Latvian brick wall Kristers Gudlevskis tonight; Ben Bishop is hurt. Uh oh. []

*Kurt looks at who the frontrunner for the Barry Ashbee Trophy might be. [BSH]

*Coach Berube, Kimmo, Giroux, etc. spoke with the media about the importance of keeping the pedal down heading into the first round. [Flyers]

*The Flyers' power play will need to be better if they have any hope of getting out of the first round. [Daily News]

*Should Craig Berube rest anyone? [CSN Philly]

*Steve Mason isn't content with just making the playoffs. [Inquirer]

*Claude Giroux is a gingery superhero. [Flyers]

*Seravalli speculates about what role Tye McGinn will serve in the Flyers organization. [Daily News]

*The Frozen Four starts tonight! Here's the statistical odds of winning for each team. [SB Nation College Hockey]

*Philly will get its first live look at Shayne Gostisbehere tonight, who could end up being the Flyers' answer on D. [Inquirer]

*A look at likely Hobey Baker winner Salem County Native Johnny Gaudreau™ wonders if his dominance will translate to the NHL. [Inquirer]

*A number-y look at NHL entry draft success. [The Copper & Blue]

*Barry Trotz is on his way out in Nashville. [On The Forecheck]

*Eric T. on using zone entries to measure defensive contributions. [Outnumbered]

*The Big Mistake and the failing of the eyeball test. [mc79hockey]