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Flyers avoid shootout in comeback win in Dallas

The Flyers were sick of losing in the shootout.

After the last two overtime losses for the Flyers left them with frustrations in the skills competition, they were looking at a potential third straight shootout. But Claude Giroux scored 2 minutes, 49 seconds into overtime, completing a comeback 6-5 win.

It was the first win of the season for the Flyers. They avoided going winless in the first five games of the season for just the third time in franchise history with the win.

Flyers' awkward season is a transition season

Let's face it... Flyers fans are in for an awkward season.

There is no way around describing what this 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers team is. You can say they're a team in transition.

The word transition is not something that owners like to use or that fans like to hear. But it truly is the perfect way to explain this Flyers team.

It is not shocking at all either that the Flyers would end up this way. Ron Hextall was promoted to general just this spring, so he himself is still trying to make the team his own. He was left tied up with a few mistakes made by previous GM Paul Holmgren, and has been unable to reverse moves that were made prior to his promotion.

Mason, defense left vulnerable in home opener loss to Devils

PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers looked bad defensively as a whole.

Maybe it's the absence of Kimmo Timonen finally setting in, or maybe it was the bit of bad news the team received prior to its home opener with the New Jersey Devils. Either way, problems persisted and the reality of the Flyers defensive situation may have finally set in.

The Flyers lost an agonizing game 6-4 to the Devils on Thursday. Twice poor defense erased game-tying goals by the Flyers. Twice, the blame was pitted on Luke Schenn, who had arguably the worst game of his career.

Flyers Drop Season Opener to Bruins

A late goal by Chris Kelly spoiled a fantastic goaltending performance by Steve Mason, leading to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins in the Philadelphia Flyers' season opener.

In the first regular season game of the first year of his contract extension, Mason was nearly flawless. He stopped 31 of 33 shots, including several key stops. If the Flyers were to have won, perhaps a luxurious steak dinner was in his future due to his role in this game.

2014-15 Flyers Preview: Goalies

For the first time in what felt like forever, the Philadelphia Flyers seemed to finally find the answer in net last season, and perhaps, a franchise goaltender for the next few years.

Even with a questionable defensive corps and a lot of doubt coming into the season, the Flyers stabilized their play in net and quieted some of their demons, at least for now. Goaltender Steve Mason, looking to get his career back on track with new opportunities in Philly, put up his best numbers since 2008-09 when he won the Calder trophy, awarded to the league's best rookie, with Columbus.

Mason Breaks Right Pinky Finger

Flyers goalie Steve Mason broke his right pinky finger earlier in the week while playing ball hockey, a source close to the situation confirmed with The Fourth Period on Thursday.

It isn't known whether the injury to Mason's glove hand will hinder him when training camp begins in September.

Mason is the second Flyers player in as many summers to suffer a freak injury. Last summer, captain Claude Giroux sliced his hand when his golf club shattered.

Flyers Re-Sign G Ray Emery

The Flyers didn't make a splash on the opening day of free agency just yet, but they made a key signing.

The Flyers have re-signed backup goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year, $1 million contract. He's the backup the Flyers were hoping to land to play behind Steve Mason.

Emery made $1.65 million last season with the Flyers.

Rangers Send Flyers Home in Game 7

All season long, the Flyers mastered the art of the comeback.

On Wednesday, another comeback attempt was turned aside by Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers. As a result of a poor second period, the Flyers fell behind and lost 2-1, ending their 2013-14 season.

The Rangers will play in the second round. Game 1 starts on Friday.

(Photo: Steve Mason (35) and Henrik Lundqvist shake hands after their goalie battle in Game 7. Mason made 31 saves and Lundqvist made 26. Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)

Mason Returns; Steals Show In Game 4

Imagine Steve Mason as Robin Hood: stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

Now imagine Henrik Lundqvist as a king, which shouldn't be too hard to do. If the Flyers were going to steal a game from Lundqvist and the Rangers, it was going to happen with Mason in net.

Mason made his first start in two weeks, stopping 37 shots in the process of beating the Rangers 2-1 on Friday. It evened the series and gave the Flyers new life heading into New York.

(Photo: Steve Mason makes a diving stick save on Ryan McDonagh at the end of the second period. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

2013/14 Playoffs- Week 1 Recap

We’re officially a week into the 2013/14 NHL playoffs and we’ve already seen our share of overtime dramatics, borderline hits, curious officiating, and Pierre McGuire. While every series has seen at least 3 games played, now is a good time to check in on what we’ve learned through week 1 of the dance and what we should expect over the next week.