*Well folks, it’s break time. And the Flyers are heading into the bye on a high note after a very excellent weekend of hockey. Saturday, they scored a lot of goals against the very good St. Louis Blues. We’ve got a recap if you missed the action, and some observations from what turned out to be a very fun hockey game.
*Then, on Sunday afternoon, the Flyers took it to the very bad Buffalo Sabres, which was very satisfying to watch. Recap!
*These two games were Tyrell Goulbourne’s first in the NHL, and in his limited time on the ice the kid looked pretty good. Good for him. [NBC Sports Philly]
*Claude Giroux has continued to prove that last year was the exception. The rule? Claude Giroux is an elite NHLer. [Philly.com]
*In other big weekend news, our lord and savior Carter Hart is now a gold medalist! Team Canada defeated Team Sweden to take the Gold at the World Junior Championship in what was a very exciting game in which Hart had to be very good. It was awesome. [Habs Eyes On The Prize]
*To round out the winners, Team USA took home the bronze by defeating the Czech Republic. [ProHockeyTalk]
*And finally, we might be seeing the end of Jaromir Jagr’s long and pretty amazing NHL career. It’ll be a bummer, huh? But oh man, the milestones that man has hit. [ProHockeyTalk]