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Friday Morning Fly By: FINISH THEM

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

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Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

*Ryan hits the nail on the head: for the love of God we’ve had enough of the Nate Thompson experience. [BSH]

*Maddie’s got six stats that matter (!) from inside the Game 5 loss the other night. [BSH]

*After fireworks galore in Game 5, this series is now must-see TV. The stage is set for tonight. [The Athletic]

*Lots of blood loss from both teams in Game 5, but Flyers coach Alain Vigneault doesn’t think he’ll be without veteran defenseman Matt Niskanen in Game 6 or possibly beyond. Not buying that. [NBCSP]

*Speak of the devil —Brendan Gallagher has a broken jaw, not that he helped matters by working his jaw the rest of the night after sustaining the injury. In any event, he’s done for the series after a strong Game 5 performance. [Eyes on the Prize]

*Mark Kevin Hayes down as one of the Flyers who took notice of Montreal’s head taps on Carter Hart in Game 5. [Inquirer]

*An interesting look at NHL offense inside the bubble and how chaos has reigned during these Stanley Cup playoffs thus far. [Sportsnet]

*31 Thoughts the Podcast gives us a look at the late, great Dale Hawerchuk through the eyes of his sons. Tremendous listen. [Sportsnet]

*The Avalanche have been a buzzsaw this postseason thus far, is Nathan MacKinnon is the best hockey player in the world. [ESPN]

*Interesting look at Flyers prospect Cam York —he’s really good. [Fresh Ice]