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Friday Morning Fly By: Be well, Coach Julien

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

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*We got some terrible news about Canadiens head coach Claude Julien yesterday. He was rushed to the hospital with chest pains and isn’t expected to return for this series. He’ll be in our thoughts and we are all hoping for a very speedy, full recovery. [Sportsnet]

*But it’s game day! And we’re still okay to get excited about that. Before this afternoon’s game, tuck into what we learned from the last one. [BSH]

*Charlie breaks down the good parts and the bad parts of the Flyers’ Game 1 win. [The Athletic]

*One of those good parts? Joel Farabee. Kid’s all over the ice! [Inquirer]

*And one of those bad parts? James van Riemsdyk. It’s not out of the question that he sits at some point if he continues to play so poorly. [BSH]

*Oh one other bad thing: the entirety of the second period. We take a close read on what exactly went wrong and how the Flyers can do better this time. [BSH]

*Back to good things! The Flyers power play still wasn’t great, but they scored a goal. And the Flyers were able to take advantage of a couple of opportunities presented to them by Montreal mistakes. [BSH]

*One Hab the Flyers are going to need to keep tabs on is Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [Habs Eyes On The Prize]

*You’ll be happy to learn that, despite being trapped inside of a big old bubble, the Flyers coaching staff remains laser-focused on the ultimate goal. [The Athletic]