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Mason: “I’ll Try My Best” to Play Sunday

Steve Mason practiced today at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

A day after the Flyers lost 4-1 to the Rangers in Game 1, Mason was on the ice in hopes to play in Game 2. When asked if he would be ready, he told reporters, “I’ll try my best.”

Mason's willingness to play in Game 2 isn't a reflection of how Ray Emery played in Game 1. With the Flyers out-shot 36-15 in the game, Emery's 32 saves were a testament to how well he played in spite of poor showing by the Flyers and a poorly-timed double minor by a rookie.

(Photo courtesy of Flyers Twitter)

Late Power Play Crushes Flyers

It seemed inevitable. Two periods of being outpossessed, outshot and outchanced eventually came back to bite the Philadelphia Flyers.

Jason Akeson's double minor penalty in the third period led to two power play goals from Brad Richards and Derek Stepan, which sunk the Philadelphia Flyers in game one by a score of 4-1. With the loss, it extended the team's losing streak at Madison Square Garden to nine games.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers

By virtue of finishing third place in the Metropolitan Division, the Flyers have drawn the Rangers in the first round of the playoffs. The Flyers and Rangers split their season series, with both teams winning twice on home ice.

Flyers Beat Penguins in OT; Lock Up First Round Series with Rangers

The Flyers found out who their first round opponent in the playoffs will be.

The Flyers beat the Penguins 4-3 in overtime, clinching third place in the Metropolitan Division. It will set up a first round series with the New York Rangers, who the Flyers have had a poor track record with this season.

Flyers Lose Fourth Straight

The Flyers finally ended their scoring drought that spanned over two games. They couldn't overcome their losing skid though.

The Flyers lost their fourth straight game on Saturday, a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Bruins, who started the Flyers losing streak last weekend.

It was a score that didn't represent the type of game starting goalie Ray Emery had. Emery made 37 saves on 41 shots as the Flyers were out-shot 42-26.

So Who's in Net? The Isles' Goalie Dilemma

Below is a collection of names that will either be free agents or that could be in play via the trade market. One item to note is that with many of these names, there is a reason why they are available. That is not to say they are bad or wouldn’t represent an upgrade over the current three-headed monster the Islanders have used this year (for a laugh, check out the league’s goalie leaders and scroll to the bottom of the list).

Flyers Lose in Shootout to Blues

In 1899, the state of Missouri earned the nickname of being “The Show Me State” after a speech made by Congressman Willard Vandiver (in Philadelphia of all places).

On Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center, the Flyers and Blues did just that as St. Louis defeated the Flyers 1-0 in a shootout.

In a game marked by plenty of offensive chances for both teams, goaltending was the true standout star of the night. Recently acquired goaltender Ryan Miller and Flyers back up Ray Emery put on a show in what was a scenario not seen very much in today’s NHL.

Flyers Win in OT on Giroux's Laser

Claude Giroux wasn't even aiming when he took the final shot of the game.

With the clock winding down in overtime, Giroux fired a wrister over the glove of Antti Raanta, avoiding the shootout for the Flyers as they went on to win 3-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.

(Photo: Claude Giroux celebrates after his overtime winner. AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Caps hit the west coast plus other things

The following is a rant broken into mini bits of thoughts poorly strung together. It's going to cover a whole lot of bleepin' (this is how I'm going to curse because I'm in the mood (I'm always in the mood) for a good curse) subjects. If you come to something you don't like, skip down some. Or just bail on it. I ain't mad at ya.

(I'm a little rude to Canada later. It's nothing against you personally, Canada. All the Canadians I know are lovely people, I just got my feelings hurt.)

The Washington Capitals are going down the left coast this week and the games are late, so I'm probably not going to watch.

It's probably just as we...

Flyers Head Into Olympic Break On Four-Game Winning Streak

There was some concern on whether or not Ray Emery and Andrej Meszaros would be rusty having not played in a while.

They both quieted those concerns on Saturday against Calgary. Emery's 32-save effort held the Flames to a flicker as the Flyers went on to win, 2-1.

Emery made his first start since Jan. 25, a 6-1 drubbing to Boston in which he was pulled. Meszaros found himself in the lineup for the first time in a few games despite the play of Erik Gustafsson, and earned an assist.