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

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*Steve Mason is not yet a 100% certainty for game one & Ghost is making cryptic comments about picking a different team. Commence the sacrifices to the hockey gods. [Inquirer]

*BSHer Andrew D. revists the Andrew MacDonald trade. [BSH]

*Recapping the Flyers' season series with the Rangers. [CSN Philly]

*Hey speaking of recapping did you know that Claude Giroux didn't score a goal until Game 16, or more importantly until the first Rothencap of the season? Wouldn't it be great to harness that sort of power for the playoffs? SIGN SIGN SIGN. []

*Scott Hartnell has been fined $5,000 for his spearing penalty in Sunday's Canes game. [Flyers]

*Penalties like that one are going to need to be avoided if the Flyers want to beat the Rangers. [Inquirer]

*The Flyers are comfortable with their underdog status heading into round one. [Daily News]

*Kurt looks at possible lineup decisions as game one draws near. [BSH]

*Jason Akeson might stick around for the playoffs, which would be awesome. [CSN Philly]

*A full breakdown of how the two teams match up. [Flyers]

*You know what the Flyers should do? Sign Matt Bodie. [The Hockey Writers]

*Draft lottery is tonight! 8PM on NBCSN. [ProHockeyTalk]

*Barry Trotz is officially fired not the coach of the Nashville Predators anymore. [On The Forecheck]

*Five burning questions heading into the playoffs. [Hockey Prospectus]

*Here's a full schedule of nationally televised playoff games. [ProHockeyTalk]

*A look at how Randy Carlyle's time with the Maple Leafs differs from his time with the Ducks. [mc79hockey]

*Jaromir Jagr passed Gordie Howe on the all-time assists list. []

*BSHer hezbemi offers an alternative to the shootout. [BSH]

*Fans of the ECHL's Bakersfield Condors threw their underpants on the ice after a goal. Things probably got weird in the stands after that. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, because it's The Cup.