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Flyers' Luck Runs Out In Shootout Loss

The Flyers went into Boston needing to get two points. They left with one, and they should be lucky to have gotten that much.

The Bruins managed to hold off a Flyers comeback for a 3-2 win in the shootout, and more importantly, a much needed two points in the Eastern Conference standings.

Outplayed for much of the game, Philadelphia did manage to get a couple goals past Boston goalie Tim Thomas in the second and third periods but other than that, they were out-muscled by Boston's pressure for much of the game's 60 minutes.

For starters, luck wasn't on the Flyers side early, especially for goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

Bryz-Fortunate: Bryzgalov Finally Trumps In Shootout

For much of the season, the shootout has not been very friendly to the Flyers, especially goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

But for one night, the planets aligned for Bryzgalov and the Flyers.

A big blocker stop, a pad stack, and left-handed larceny all came out of Bryzgalov's bag of tricks as he won his first shoot out of the season. It was Matt Read's snipe in round five that capped off the Flyers 5-4 come-from-behind win.

The first half of the game resembled the Flyers heartless outing on Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers; a game in which they dropped 2-0 against one of the weakest teams in the Western Conference.

For over a period and a half of play, the Flyers lacked any type of inspiration. Poor penalty killing, weak play from Bryzgalov and a bad turnover on the power play led to a quick 3-0 lead for the Flames.

Delay of Game Penalty needs to Change

In Saturday afternoon's game against the Bruins, Braydon Coburn fired a puck 200 feet and was called for delay of game because he was in the defensive zone. Matt Brigidi analyzes Rule 63 and explains why the rule needs to be revised.

Without their leading scorer, Flyers offense doesn't skip a beat

Nothing was going to stand in front of the Flyers tonight; not even the absence of the NHL's leading scorer.

With Claude Giroux back in Philadelphia nursing a concussion, the Flyers offense erupted in a 5-1 win over the Washington Capitals on the road. It was the first Flyers win in Washington since the 2009 season.

Stepping into the centering role on the Flyers hottest line was eighth round draft pick Sean Couturier. Without Giroux, the top line didn't skip a beat when Scott Hartnell found twine for the sixth straight game, giving the Flyers an early 1-0 lead.

Hartnell's tally was his 15th on the season, good for second on the Flyers.

But it was also a milestone goal for the 29-year-old left-winner. It was the 200th goal for Hartnell, who tossed a soft shot at the net that got through Washington goalie Thomas Vokoun's five-hole.

Bourdon and Marshall get First Shot with Flyers

Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall both had the chance to make their NHL debuts last night. Matt Brigidi explains with his latest.

Flyers hold off late Panthers surge

A few days away from the rink were good for the Flyers.

Not having to worry about a controversial 1-3-1 scheme, the Flyers capitalized on a team-bonding trip to Naples, FL and beat the Panthers, 3-2, Sunday afternoon.

Danny Briere got the Flyers scoring going in the 1st, potting his fifth on the season with helpers from Wayne Simmonds and James van Riemsdyk.

Defense Update: Coburn extended; Pronger in; Gus out

The Flyers extend 26-year-old defenseman Braydon Coburn with a four-year deal. Also, Chris Pronger will return tonight while rookie Erik Gustaffson is out with a minor wrist injury. John Russo has more.