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Thursday Morning Fly By: And now, a real test

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

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NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

*The win-streaky Flyers are back at it tonight, this time against the Buffalo Sabres, who are an exceptionally bad team. Here’s hoping the Flyers don’t play down. But ahead of tonight’s game, let’s look back at the last one, which was pretty dang delightful. [BSH]

*I think it is fun to sometimes look at game evaluation from the other side, and with the Leafs there’s no shortage of super high quality analysis, like this piece from Jason Bourne on why the Flyers were able to dominate Tuesday’s game. [The Athletic]

*Winning consistently means doing a lot of little things well, and the Flyers have done that over the course of this little streak. []

*Brian Elliott continues to do all of his things well, both big and little. Don’t know about you guys but I am all-in on Brian Elliott right now. []

*The Flyers have been very, very not good at home this season. But this little homestand should give them a chance to turn things around. [NBC Sports Philly]

*The Flyers being at home means we get some cool photos from our resident photographer. [BSH]

*And finally, just in case you didn’t realize that hockey players are actually giant nerds... [Sports Illustrated]