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

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*The Flyers will face Boston tonight and not until 8PM because dreaded NBCSN Rivalry Night. Maybe Zac will get smashed. Maybe the Flyers will win. Tune in to find out!

*You know what else tonight is? Nick Schultz's 1,000th NHL game. [Flyers]

*Here's Coach Hakstol and a few of his players speaking about tonight's game post-prax. [Flyers]

*One guy we won't see tonight is Shayne Gostisbehere. The Flyers aren't rushing him back and let's be real, that's a good thing. [BSH]

*Claude Giroux is in a slump. Did you know? Did you know that? [Inquirer]

*Speaking of Claude Giroux, yesterday was his birthday and Michael Raffl gave him a lovely gift. [BSH]

*This here is an interesting read on goaltending from the perspective of a goaltender. [Pattison Ave]

*Halfway through the season, there are no Flyers defensemen in the running for the Norris and folks that's just shocking. [NHL.com]

*BUT let's take a look at some other awards favorites... [TSN]

*The coach of the Florida Panthers leads the pack for the Jack Adams. [NHL.com]

*If you're into getting into the stats-weeds, you'll enjoy this roundtable discussion on shot quality. [Hockey Graphs]

*Friedman's latest batch of 30 Thoughts is not without some Flyers content. [Sportsnet]

*Alexander Ovechkin is getting a lot of well-earned press lately. Is he the best goal-scorer of all time? [TSN]

*This bit on Ovie from a non-Caps fan's perspective is a nice little read. [Japers' Rink]

*But seriously though if Ovechkin wins the Powerball we're going to fight. [RMNB]

*And finally, little children playing hockey is always adorable, but doubly so when hockey playing children are dancing. [TSN]