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Saturday Morning Fly By: On Mark Pavelich, Walter Gretzky, Philippe Myers’ status, and Flyers game day

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Hello everybody and welcome, to the Saturday morning Fly By: your open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes…

Philadelphia Flyers v Buffalo Sabres Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

Gooooood morning and good hockey, Flyers fans...loose pucks up front, links to follow, and puck drop action from the Big Paint Can at 1 p.m. for the rubber game of the three-game set — but more on that later right here on this very website.

Loose pucks

We’ve got the order in goal for this weekend...and it’s Brian “The Moose” Elliott first this afternoon against the Penguins while Carter Hart will finish up the weekend on Sunday back at home against the Capitals...and lastly, rest in history to 1980 Olympic gold medalist Mark Pavelich...who registered an assist on Mike Eruzione’s game-winning goal against the Soviet Union...and the only American born NHL player to score five goals in a single game...as well as Walter Gretzky, the “Great One” of Hockey Dads...

*Inside the Flyers’ methodical comeback against the Penguins. [BSH]

*Inside the audio of the Flyers’ 4-3 comeback win over the Penguins, courtesy of the always entertaining director of fun and games himself. [BSH]

*Film study of the comeback, complete with the good, the bad, and the Claude Giroux. [BSH]

*Down Goes Brown revisits the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and wonders if Team North America would win, or would a team of everybody else would take them out right now. [40% off at the Athletic]

*On Phil Myers’ status for action today in Pittsburgh and against the Capitals tomorrow. [Inquirer]

*The Flyers’ recent COVID returnees are starting to hit their stride once again. [Flying Fish Hockey]

*What to expect for those fans who hit the turnstiles back at the WFC on Sunday. [Inquirer]

*Hockey has lost Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, who left an enduring mark on the game far greater than many realized. [NHL]

*More great stories and anecdotes, among the countless being shared in light of his passing. [Sportsnet]

*New (old) Flames coach Darryl Sutter is already in hot water, and it’s in the form of abuse allegations from former player Dan Carcillo when the two were in Los Angeles with the Kings. [The Worldwide Leader]


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