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Briere, JvR Ring in the New Year Right

Daniel Briere and James van Riemsdyk had rough starts to the 2011-12 season.

Both players had to battle through injuries and were not producing the way that many had hoped they would.

However, since the calendar has flipped over to 2012, the two players have seemed to flip with it.

Briere's Hat Trick Fuels Dramatic Overtime Win

Fewer events in sport are more exciting than a golden goal.

On Saturday afternoon fans of the Philadelphia Flyers bared witness to an even more exciting event when Daniel Briere scored his third goal of the game with 5.2 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators.

JvR fuels Flyers dramatic 5-4 win over Blackhawks

Here we go again.

A phrase that fans of the Philadelphia Flyers became very familiar with during Thursday night’s 5-4 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

The first time they uttered the phrase came three minutes into the first period when Jimmy Hayes put the Blackhawks up by one.

The second time they cursed it when the Blackhawks tied the game on the back of two goals that occurred within 25 seconds of one another with six minutes left in the third.

The third time they erupted with it when James van Riemsdyk scored his second goal of the game to put the Flyers ahead for good with 33 seconds remaining in regulation.

Flyers Look For First Win Of 2012 Against Surging Blackhawks

Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers (22-11-4) will host the Chicago Blackhawks (24-11-4) for the first time since the team skated around Wells Fargo Center with Lord Stanley's Cup high above their heads.

No one will ever forget the strangeness of the goal that ended game six, as Patrick Kane stormed the Philadelphia net and exploited Michael Leighton’s open five-hole.

Now Hiring; How to Replace Jagr

As if losing a two-goal lead in Monday’s Winter Classic wasn’t enough, the Philadelphia Flyers also lost one of their top scorers for at least the near future.

On Tuesday afternoon, general manager Paul Holmgren announced that Jaromir Jagr will be out 7-10 days with a groin strain. Jagr appeared to aggravate the injury during the second period of Monday’s game when he aggressively drove to the New York goal.

With Jagr out, several scenarios begin to surface. Not only will the team need to fill the opening left by the star forward on the top line, but it also opens up the opportunity for other players to earn some extra ice time with elevated play.

Flyers / Rangers: Prelude To The Winter Classic

With the Winter Classic right around the corner, the Philadelphia Flyers (21-8-4) received a big boost Wednesday night in Dallas when Claude Giroux returned to the lineup after missing four games with a concussion.

His presence in the lineup is a must and tonight will be a huge test for him and the Flyers as they head to New York to take on the New York Rangers (20-8-4).

In their last match up in New York, a 2-0 loss, Zac Rinaldo and Brandon Prust dropped the gloves four seconds into the game. With the HBO cameras trailing these teams like the paparazzi, it is only natural for the players to want to put on a show.

There is no reason to think tonight will be any different.

24/7 Part II; Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

Last week’s episode of “24/7” acted as an introduction to both teams. Feeling out the different personality types and developing main characters, the show offered more information than insight.

The second installment of the four-part series gave viewers all the behind-the-scenes action they could have hoped for, offering unique circumstances that many have never seen.

Injury Update on Sean Couturier

When it rains in Philadelphia, it pours.

At least that’s the way the 2011-12 season has seemed for Philadelphia Flyers fans.

Coming into Saturday afternoon’s matinee match-up against the Boston Bruins, the Flyers had already lost a combined total of 100 man-games due to injury or illness.

Following an embarrassing 6-0 loss to the Bruins, it appears as though the number will only continue to grow in the coming weeks.

Rookie forward, Sean Couturier was struck in the side of the head with a shot from the point during one of the Flyers power play opportunities at the end of the first period.

Bruins beatdown Flyers in 6-0 Rout

All good things must come to an end.

This was painfully obvious Saturday afternoon when the Philadelphia Flyers suffered their first loss in nearly three weeks at the hands of the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins.

Prior to meeting Boston, the Flyers had been on a dream-like run, winning seven consecutive games and going 9-1-0 in their last ten.

Saturday proved to be a rude awakening.

Update On Giroux

Update on the injury to Claude Giroux on Saturday night against the Lightning.