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Thursday Morning Fly By: Parade Day edition

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

Philadelphia at Carolina Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images

*The Flyers are back home today to play a hockey game for a crowd of people who’ve been celebrating in the streets all day. Should be interesting, to say the least. Before we get to tonight, we’ve got 10 things we learned from Tuesday’s overtime thriller. [BSH]

*Tonight’s game is the Flyers’ Hockey Is For Everyone celebration, and Claude Giroux is proud to be the team’s chosen representative for the cause. [Flyers]

*Brian Elliott was nothing short of superb against the ‘Canes, his first game back from his injury. He’s ready for a run to the playoffs. [Philly.com]

*Speaking of excellent hockey goalies, this season’s Vezina race will be one of the closest in recent memory. [The Hockey News]

*Friedman dropped his latest 31 Thoughts, with a focus on the circus that is the NHL’s goaltender interference rule. [Sportsnet]

*Friedman also suggests that if Ilya Kovalchuk returns to the NHL he wants to play for the New York Rangers. Have fun with that, everyone. [Blueshirt Banter]

*Ahead of the Flyers first trip to Las Vegas this weekend, let’s take a look at how this team became so dang good so fast. [Yahoo Sports]

*And finally, it’s Eagles Day, but should you want a little bit of hockey to go with your Super Bowl celebration, we’ve got a new episode of Flyperbole for your enjoyment. [BSH]