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Monday Morning Fly By: Shootouts are still dumb, lest you forgot.

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

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*Flyers + shootouts = bad news. Recap.

*Saturday's game was...a bit of a shocker, really. And a lot of fun. Thanks, Red Wings! Recap!

*That game by the numbers. [Buzz On Broad]

*Lost in the manic fun of Saturday's afternoon rout of the Wings was a pretty impressive save by Steve Mason. [CSN Philly]

*Speaking of, Mason has been nothing short of fantastic for most of this year. [Flyers]

*Luke Schenn is maintaining his confidence through this tough season. [Daily News]

*GOOD NEWS GUYS! R.J. Umberger is only terrible because he's hurt! Not really but he is hurt and will miss the rest of the season. [Inquirer]

*As a result, the Flyers have called up Nick Cousins from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. [BSH]

*Craig Berube thinks the Flyers need to improve at even strength. [CSN Philly]

*Checking in on the prospects. [BSH]

*Some say Captain Claude Giroux is the problem. Look a little deeper, friends. [Buzz On Broad]

*Friedman's latest Thirty Thoughts. [Sportsnet]

*The eight biggest storylines in the NHL's home stretch. [Grantland]

*Turns out the NHL might not be completely through with the Olympics. [TSN]

*This fun little tool will give you a real-time look at playoff matchups. [ESPN]

*A look at the teams with the best history of late-round drafting. [Sports Illustrated]

*The NHL is testing a live-streaming service that would let you watch from any seat in an arena. [Puck Daddy]

*And finally, hockey players are fun. [SB Nation]