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Holmgren Tells Inquirer Laviolette Will Not Get Fired

It's going to be a longer off season for the Flyers than they're used to.

Among the topics heading into the off season is the job security of head coach Peter Laviolette. In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren reassured the safety of his head coach.

Via Sam Carchidi's article this morning:

"I haven't even thought along those lines," Holmgren told The Inquirer in a phone conversation. "I think it's been a difficult year because of the situation. We haven't had our whole team all year. I don't blame the coaches.

Grossmann Injures Groin In Loss to Rangers

The Flyers aren't very deep defensively right now and they can't afford to see another go down.

Late in the first period, Nicklas Grossmann appeared to have a lower body injury and did not return for the remaining two periods. It was a huge blow for the Flyers, who were out-scored 3-0 in the final 41 minutes of their 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

(Pictured: Nick Grossmann playing in front of Ilya Brygalov in the first period. Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)

Rangers Host Flyers at MSG

The Flyers travel to MSG to take on the Rangers. They look to attain their first three-game winning streak of the season against one of their biggest Atlantic Division rivals.

JvR Returns to Philadelphia as the Flyers Host the Maple Leafs

Former Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk returns to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded this off season for Luke Schenn. He already has a goal against his former team back in Toronto and he is looking for more.

Garden Party: Flyers Take On Rangers At MSG

The Flyers travel to the Garden, but they're not showing up for tea. It will be another physical game between one of the Atlantic Division's premier rivalries.

5-on-3 PK Left Fans, Players In Awe

One of the many highlights from Thursday's thrilling 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers was a penalty kill in the third period.

No, you didn't read that wrong. The Flyers killing of a 5-on-3 power play that included a four-minute double minor for high sticking and a two-minute penalty for hooking turned out to be the ultimate seal of Philadelphia's first victory of the 2013 season.

(Photo: Max Talbot and Rick Nash fight for the puck. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

High-Octane 2nd Leads Flyers Over Rangers

As the seconds ticked away in the third period, the decible level Wells Fargo Center slowly rose to a deafening crescendo.

The sounds of victory filled the Flyers barn for the first time in 2013, and they couldn't have come at a more important time.

For a moment, the Flyers put behind them a trio of injuries and a suspension to earn their first win of the season, a 2-1 final that didn't reflect just how much the Flyers dominated the game.

(Photo: Nicklas Grossmann crushes Marian Gaborik in the first period. Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Battered Flyers Host the Rangers in a Must-Win Game

The Flyers look to end an eight-game losing streak against the Rangers as well as get their first win of the season. Game is in Philly at 7 PM.

INJURY UPDATE: Gustafsson To Replace Grossmann

The Flyers will have to try and close out their first round match up against the Penguins without defenseman Nick Grossmann.

Grossmann was lost due to a concussion after being hit by Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin in Game 4. Grossmann is leading the Flyers in blocked shots, an asset he brings to the table that the Flyers had sorely lacked most of the season before acquiring him.

In Grossmann’s place will be the 23-year-old rookie Erik Gustafsson, who has been a top choice for 7th defenseman all season when healthy. He will most likely be paired with Andreas Lilja.