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Free Agency 2012: Philadelphia Flyers Sign Michael Leighton To 1-Year Deal

In their first move during the free agency period, the Philadelphia Flyers brought back a familiar face to fill their backup goaltender position, signing Michael Leighton to a 1-year, $900k contract. Leighton replaces Sergei Bobrovsky, who was traded from the Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets on June 22 in return for three draft picks.

Game 82, A Playoff Preview

The stage has been set, and the opponents have been decided: the Philadelphia Flyers (47-29-9) will be facing the Pittsburgh Penguins (50-29-6) in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Based on games played by both teams on Thursday night, Pittsburgh will end the season in 4th place and the Flyers in 5th in the Eastern Conference.

The New York Rangers clinched the East with a win over the Flyers on Tuesday night.

On Saturday, the Flyers and Penguins will meet in Pittsburgh for the last game of the regular season. It will be a preview of the playoff series to come, and will likely be an interesting game, based on the last matchup between the teams.

As Playoffs Approach, An Important Weekend Looms for Flyers

First comes a playoff spot and then comes the top spot in the division.

It’s a stretch, but that’s what the Philadelphia Flyers (45-24-8) will keep working towards as they face the Ottawa Senators (39-28-10) on Saturday afternoon.

After a 7-1 beatdown of the despondent Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, the Flyers will look to make it two wins in a row against Ottawa. The Senators will aim to continue a streak of their own, as they’ve won two straight.

In the three games between the two teams this season, the Flyers have won twice. The Senators won the last meeting, 6-4 back on January 8.

Flyers, Bobrobvsky Look To Grab Two Precious Points From Leafs

The Philadelphia Flyers (44-24-8) will enter tonight's game without something they have relied on heavily recently, a hot goaltender.

As has been reported this week, Ilya Bryzgalov will not be with the team tonight when they travel up to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs (33-35-9).

Bryzgalov suffered a bone chip on a weight bearing bone in his foot when he took a Jakub Voracek shot off his skate in warm-ups before the Flyers faced the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.

Flyers Could Be Seeking No. 1 Goalie

It's a known fact that general manager Paul Holmgren is not happy with the goaltending this season from both Ilya Bryzgalov and Sergei Bobrovsky.

According to a source close to The Fourth Period, the Flyers could be seeking a number one goalie. TFP writer Dustin Leed also confirmed the goalie interest.

Trade Deadline: Even A Defenseman Can't Save These Flyers

The Flyers are considered to be buyers in the coming weeks as the trade deadline rolls near.

Players like Nashville’s Ryan Suter and Shea Weber as well as Toronto’s Luke Schenn have been mentioned in numerous possible trade situations and rumors. But in the end, will it all matter for the Flyers?

Before this turns into a column writing off the Flyers, take a step back and look at the situation the team is in. They are currently eight points behind the Rangers for the Atlantic Division lead while resting with the fourth seed.

But on the other side of the Flyers, they are only eight points ahead of the ninth place Capitals. The Flyers could very easily be in the bottom half of the playoff tree when April rolls around and their possible match ups could spell doom.

Flyers snap three-game skid with 4-3 win over Leafs

After only five minutes into the second period, it looked like it was going to be a long night.

Losers of three consecutive games against three division opponents and being held scoreless for over 98 minutes, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to lose two separate leads almost as quickly as they had gained them.

Facing a formidable Toronto Maple Leafs club that could pull within three points of the Flyers in the Eastern Conference standings with a win, Thursday night was a chance for a struggling team to turn the ship around.

While the first five minutes of the second was disappointing, it was the final five minutes that proved to be the game.

Following a goal by Claude Giroux to take the lead, it was Brayden Schenn who scored around the five-minute mark to give the Flyers enough to hold on for a 4-3 win.

Flyers recall Jason Bacashihua from Phantoms

It was apparent during morning skate that Ilya Bryzgalov was absent from practice.

Afterwards it was announced that he had come down with the flu and was going to be out of commisshion for tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Hopefully, this isn't the same kind of flu that turned out to be a concussion for Chris Pronger but in the meantime, we'll give the team the benefit of the doubt.

In the mean time, Jason Bacashihua will take his place on the roster.

Flyers Look For Better Start and Finish Tonight Against The Isles

The Philadelphia Flyers (30-16-6) flubbed their shot at closing the gap in the Atlantic Division when they lost both afternoon matchups this weekend to the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers .

The Flyers were out-scored 11-6 in those games and surrendered goals at both the beginning and the end of periods.

They will look to turn things around tonight when they face the New York Islanders.

Bryzgalov takes two steps forward...

One giant step back.

Following Sunday afternoon’s frustrating 5-2 loss at the hands of the New York Rangers, it can be said that Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov took one giant step back.

The loss officially sealed the season series for the Rangers with two games still remaining.

It also allowed the team to increase their lead in the Atlantic division standings by five points with two games in hand.

However, the most disappointing dynamic of the loss is the fact that Bryzgalov played fairly well for a large majority of the game.

Unfortunately, it was the few instances where he didn’t play his best that loomed largest.