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Losing Read is "No Excuse"

Matt Read will be out for the next six weeks due to torn chest muscles. This latest development proved to be the exclamation point to an already disappointing start for the Philadelphia Flyers, especially how Read had shaken the sophomore slump and scored seven goals and six assists in 18 games.

The Flyers already have to deal with Scott Hartnell out of the lineup for the next 7-10 days, and Andrej Meszaros out for about that length of time as well. Each of these losses seem akin to a blow-by-blow beatdown. When will the bleeding stop?

Huber-dos: Panthers Rookie Scores Twice in Rout of Flyers

It was the Jonathan Huberdeau Show in Philadelphia Thursday night, and the fans weren't too thrilled to watch him perform.

The Panthers 19-year-old rookie scored a pair goals, chasing Ilya Bryzgalov from the game en route to a 5-2 win for the Panthers. He also added two assists to complete a four-point night.

The opening 10 minutes resembled much of the game last night against Pittsburgh. But this time the Flyers didn't have a quick enough answer for the Panthers and it set the tone for the loss.

(Pictured: Ilya Bryzgalov gets ready to launch his stick after allowing a penalty shot goal to Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Matt Read Tears Chest Muscles; Out Six Weeks

The Flyers will be without another top liner for an extended period of time.

Matt Read will miss about six weeks after suffering a tear in the chest/ribs area in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The news comes only a few days after the Flyers set a time table on the return of left winger Scott Hartnell.

Homecoming: Flyers Come Back Home for Five Games Starting With the Panthers

After a road trip that saw the Flyers go 3-3-0, they come home for five games. They look to ride the momentum of 13 goals in two games against the Florida Panthers tonight in Philadelphia.

Matt Read Injured In Flyers Win

The injury bug have struck again for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Matt Read became the most recent Flyer to leave a game with an injury, and it couldn't come at a worse time for one of the members of their top line.

Read was hit hard by Penguins forward Chris Kunitz during Wednesday's 6-5 win. He left the game after that hit with about three minutes left in the first period and never returned to the ice.

Long Island Iced G: Giroux's Two Goals Ices the Islanders

The captain has come to play hockey.

Only days after a candid interview in which he told reporters there has been a lack of effort on the ice by the team, Claude Giroux backed up his biting words with a two-goal effort, leading the Flyers past the Islanders, 7-0.

It was Giroux's first two-goal game of the 2013 season, and he snapped a seven-game goal drought in the process.

(Pictured: Claude Giroux celebrates with Jakub Voracek in the first period after scoring. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Flyers Look to Clear the Long Faces in Long Island

The Flyers play the first of four meetings with the Islanders. They travel to the Coliseum where they look to cool off a hot John Tavares all while finding their attitude and emotion.

Hartnell’s Eventual Return Creates Interesting Decision: Who to Sit?

Scott Hartnell’s return to the Flyers lineup is inevitable.

Certainly it’s going to be a huge bonus getting back the team’s leader in goals scored last season with _. But a bit of a dilemma will hit head coach Peter Laviolette when his star left-winger does return.

Unfortunately for the Flyers, the guys for them who are playing their best hockey are the guys who aren’t doing the scoring. And those who need to step their game up and perform better are those relied upon to put the puck in the back of the net.

(Pictured: Mike Knuble battles for a puck on February 11. Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP)

Back-up Goalie Showdown in the QC

The Flyers head to the QC to take on the Montreal Canadiens. Habs fans are loud and raucous, so will it affect Brian Boucher? Will Peter Budaj prove to be a worthy back-up for the sick Carey Price?

Devils Put Out Flyers Early Spark to Win, 5-3

The Flyers got lucky in the first. But they weren't so lucky in the second.

Mishaps in at the beginning of the first two periods set the tone for the Flyers in their 5-3 loss to New Jersey, Friday night.

Just 40 seconds into the game, Ilya Kovalchuk hooked up with Travis Zajac to put the Devils up 1-0. Zajac fired a wrister that snuck underneath the right arm of Ilya Bryzgalov to put the Devils on the board before a whole minute could come off the clock.

(Pictured: Ilya Kovalchuk shoots on Ilya Bryzgalov in the second. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)