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Friday Morning Fly By: Three wins in a row. Sports are temporarily good again!

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

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

* A late Roman Lyubimov goal pushed the Flyers over the Toronto Maple Leafs, giving them their third straight win and keeping them in a playoff position as they head into the All-Star Break. Here’s a recap! [BSH]

* This on the heels of Wednesday’s somewhat unlikely win over the Rangers, about which you can read 10 observations here: [BSH]

* The team had some nice things to say about Steve Mason following that Rangers game, as did we all: [CSN Philly]

* A look back at the Kris Versteeg-to-Philadelphia trade from way back when. This is mostly written from a Toronto perspective, and you may be wondering why we as Flyers fans are even looking back at this (bad) trade at all. BUT we do get to read about the one good thing that came out of it all for the Flyers: [Sportsnet]

* As the AHL All-Star game heads to Allentown next week, a look at some of the people off the ice who help make it happen: [Highland Park Hockey]

* Elsewhere, Semyon Varlamov will miss the rest of this season, not that the Avs were going very far with him anyways: [Mile High Hockey]

* The ref in last night’s Blue Jackets-Predators game got caught on juuuuust a bit of a hot mic: [SBNation]

* Sean Monahan did an outright disrespectful thing to a hockey puck last night: [Puck Daddy]

* In the midst of what might be the Red Wings’ worst season in a long time, has their long-term timeline changed at all? [Winging It In Motown]

* Brad Marchand was only fined, and not suspended, for tripping Niklas Kronwall the other day, and even Boston fans are surprised: [Stanley Cup Of Chowder]

* A trade happened, I guess! Tampa sent Nikita Nesterov to Montreal. Team reactions: [Eyes on the Prize] [Raw Charge]

* The Blackhawks released a very weird Twitter video and SB Nation, being the very serious sports entity that it is, reviewed it like a TV show: [SBNation]

* Finally, let’s get weird: what if the NHL had a 2-goal line? Like basketball’s 3-point line, but in hockey? [In the Corners]