*Well, almost optimal. He kept Michael Raffl on the top line, which isn’t the best version of the top line, but Michael Raffl is now out with an upper body injury, so we’ll see how things shake out. [Courier-Post]
*But Oskar Lindblom got his first goal! FINALLY!! [Sons of Penn]
*After Thursday night’s loss, but before Saturday’s big win, things were predictably gloomy in Flyers-land. A little too gloomy, but we are a reactionary people. [NBC Sports Philly]
*And while Saturday’s big win against Carolina put the breaks on the skid, the Flyers still need to be careful here. The Metro remains right as hell and if they drop games against division teams they’re going to have a bad time. [Philly.com]
*So about that St. Patty’s Day game...it was pretty dang good! Did you miss it because you were busy on a bar crawl in New Jersey and you did a carbomb and had like 5 beers and had a lot of regrets and a headache Sunday morning but then had pancakes which ruled? No? Oh, well, if you missed the game, we got you. RECAP!
*Take a deeper dive in to a game which featured a Filppula game winner with five things we learned. [BSH]
*A nice little feel-good story for your Monday morning: Tim Saunders recently helped a Flyers fan’s broadcast dream come true. [Philly.com]
*And finally, we’re doing our own version of March Madness here at BSH and it is way, way better than basketball. And we need your votes. So get to voting! [BSH]