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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.

Flyers Need To Carry Momentum Over Into Big Weekend

A lot could change for the Flyers this weekend.

They’ll face the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and the New York Rangers on Sunday, and both games may have a major impact on the team in the standings.

If Philadelphia pulls off a weekend sweep of both of their division rivals, they could end up sitting atop the Eastern Conference by Sunday evening.

They haven’t been in that position since December 22.

Bryz takes step in right direction

It wasn’t pretty, but pretty doesn’t get you points.

While the Philadelphia Flyers were only able to take away one point from Tuesday night’s less than thrilling shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets, one was a number they were happy to see.

As in, one goal.

In the first game back from the All-Star break, Ilya Bryzgalov managed to walk away from Tuesday night’s game having only allowed one goal in 65 minutes of play.

For Bryzgalov, a player who most will agree has largely struggled over the past month, the ability to hold an opponent to a single goal is a step in the right direction.

Second half provides a 'fresh' start for Bryz

The first half of the season did not go the way Ilya Bryzgalov hoped it would.

In the first 48 games of his nine-year contract, Bryzgalov failed to display the attributes that earned him $51 million and the trust of the Philadelphia Flyers organization.

The main purpose in signing the 31-year old Russian was to stabilize the most inconsistent position in the history of the storied franchise.

The result has been any thing but.

No questions about Bob

It’s been obvious for a while now.

Unfortunately, it has tended to spark debate rather than praise but either way it’s undeniable.

Sergei Bobrovsky is the best goaltender on the Philadelphia Flyers right now.

While it doesn’t mean that it will always be that way or that his colleague Ilya Bryzgalov won’t surpass him at some point this season, it does mean that Bobrovsky is performing at optimal level.

In Tuesday night’s game against the Florida Panthers this fact was made abundantly clear.

Flyers Break Shootout Win Drought, Take Down Panthers 3-2

The Flyers have finally broken the shootout victory drought.

In a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, Sergei Bobrovsky didn’t allow the opposing team a goal in the shootout, and Claude Giroux scored the winner on his team’s second attempt.

It was the fourth game this season, and the second in a row, where the outcome of a Flyers game was decided in the shootout.

As he has in so many games this season, Sergei Bobrovsky came up big in this one.