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Flyers Look For First Win At Home Against Islanders

After being shutout twice in a three game span, the Philadelphia Flyers (34-21-7) head back home to face the New York Islanders (26-28-9).

The Flyers are finishing up a west coast trip in which they went 2-2-0. The Islanders are looking for their third straight win in Philly this season; they have outscored the Flyers 5-1 in those games.

Niemi Wins Goalie Battle at "The Tank"

There is nothing more frustrating than sandwiching a win in between two shut out losses.

After a 2-0 loss in Edmonton and a huge 5-4 comeback win in Calgary, the offense disappeared again, dropping 1-0 to the Sharks in San Jose Tuesday night.

There was one huge bright spot in the game though and it came in the form of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Not even 90 seconds into the game, this game had the makings of a Bryz-aster. The Flyers turned over the puck in the offensive zone and San Jose's Ryan Clowe ripped a wrister past Bryzgalov for a quick 1-0 lead.

With that being said, it wound up being the one tally that made all the difference in this game. But be that it may, Bryzgalov picked himself up and played one of the best games he had all season, despite being on the losing side.

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.

Flyers' Big Three Are Back, Just In Time

The Flyers’ top line looks like its old self again.

After a stagnant few games where Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux, and Jaromir Jagr were barely noticeable on the ice, they’ve bounced back.

In their last five games, the three have combined for 16 points.

Unfortunately, the Flyers have only won two of their last five games, despite the production from their top line.

Sestito, Shelley are irrelevant to the Flyers

The one-trick pony enforcer is dying in today's NHL.

No longer is it worth having a guy on the team who only fights and skates five minutes of ice time per game. Instead, the guys who are willing to drop the gloves also have a clue as to what to do with a hockey stick and when the puck is on it.

That leaves Jody Shelley and Tom Sestito practically irrelevant on the Flyers and their pursuit of a successful season.

On and off, the two have been in the line up for the Flyers. And in the rarest, and most unfortunate occasions, the two goons were in the line up together for five times this season. In those five times, the Flyers are 1-3-1.

Jagr's Return Shining Moment in Snoozefest

The majority of Tuesday night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets was ugly.

After the two teams generated 27 combined goals in their first two meetings, the game had the promise of another offensive shootout.

Instead, it resulted in the other kind of shootout, one that came after 65-minutes of uninspired hockey.

With each team struggling to generate any kind of enthusiasm for the first game back from the All-Star break, fans were witnesses to a less than memorable matchup.

However, there was one player who looked more than ready to get back to action.

After re-aggravating a groin injury against the New Jersey Devils last week, Jaromir Jagr returned to the lineup for the first time in ten days.

Jets Grab Extra Point In Philly With Shootout Win

The Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers met for the third time this season on Tuesday night and Bryan Little would be the deciding shooter in the shoot-out to give the Jets the extra point in a tight Eastern Conference match up.

Resilient Flyers Begin Second Half

Fresh off the All-Star break, the Philadelphia Flyers (29-14-5) are set to face the Winnipeg Jets (22-22-6) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

After surviving the months of December and January on the road (20 of 29), the Flyers are entering a stretch that will see them play eight of their next ten games at home.

The Flyers cannot afford a slow start to the second half of the season

Can Scott Hartnell Score 40 Goals?

It’s unquestionably been the best season of his career.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell is on pace to eclipse every career-high he’s ever achieved in his 11 NHL seasons.

Considering it’s only halfway through the season, questions are starting to arise about his possible end of season goal total.

Through 48 games he already has 25 goals, which is more than he has ever scored in a single season with the exception of 2008-09 when he scored 30.

With it all but a formality that Hartnell will hit 30, the debate turns to a new challenge.

Can Hartnell score 40?

Scott Hartnell named to All-Star game

Hartnell down is going up to Canada.

On Tuesday morning, TSN insider Bob McKenzie announced that Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathon Towes was going to be unable to attend the game due to an injury.

Scott Hartnell will be filling in the vacant roster space.