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Tuesday Morning Fly By: The injuries — and awards! — continue to pile up

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

Philadelphia Flyers v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

* One last look back at Sunday night’s win over Detroit with 10 observations: [BSH]

* The Flyers basically own the NHL at this point, as a Flyer was the First Star Of The Week for the second week in a row. Step right up, Jakub Voracek! [BSH]

* Unfortunately, the Flyers will be without Mark Streit until the five-day Christmas break: [BSH]

* Another good weekend for the prospects included Travis Sanheim’s first goal of the season: [BSH]

* Despite a lot of winning, the Flyers are still just in the middle of the hunt in the playoff race, thanks to a Metropolitan Division that’s been remarkably strong this season: [SBN]

* Some more words on the Metro’s dominance, and some other assorted NHL stuff: [Sportsnet]

* Danny Briere and Terry Murray will be the honorary captains for the AHL All-Star Game next month in Allentown: [The AHL]

* The team that has Henrik Lundqvist on its roster apparently has a goalie controversy! Or not! [Puck Daddy]

* Apparently some people want a play-in game for the last two teams that make the playoffs in a conference. Most don’t, though! Including Ron Hextall and multiple Flyers players! [ESPN]

* Finally, here are five NHL statistics that you may or may not find interesting! [NBC Sports]