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Flyers Look to Cap Homestand Against Hurricanes

The Flyers are 2-0-1 on their four-game home stand so far. They conclude it against the team they started it against in Carolina. Can they cool down a hot Cam Ward and Eric Staal all while staying out of the penalty box?

For One Night, Tom Sestito Sheds His Goon Role

Maybe there is something Peter Laviolette knew that no one else possibly could.

Two years without any goals? No problem. A reputation of being a goon that can’t do anything else? Players can change.

Brought to Philly in a controversial trade that no one agreed with? You have to work with the players you have.

Laviolette has been scrutinized every time he has worked Tom Sestito in the lineup. He is a player that Flyers fans usually love to hate. His reputation is terrible, and he has never given people a reason to think otherwise about him.

But with the injury to Wayne Simmonds, Sestito was placed into the lineup again. And as cliché as it is, it was a reason for him to prove himself.

(Pictured: Tom Sestito scores the first of two goals in the second period. AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Wayne Simmonds Has A Concussion

Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has a concussion, said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.

Simmonds was injured in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals. Simmonds took a John Erskine elbow to the face in the first period and did not return to the game.

Earlier today, Erskine was suspended three games.

Struggling Flyers Host Hurricanes

The Flyers look to snap a three-game losing streak against a hot Hurricanes team. The Flyers are also starting a four-game home stand in which they start and finish versus Carolina.

Caps hold on in third against Flyers, win 3-2

The Capitals aren't in the basement anymore.

With a 1-1 score at the start of the third period, the Caps scored twice on the visiting Flyers and managed to hang on to it for the first time in three games, with the final score 3-2 in the home team's favor.

The win took the Caps from 15th in the East to 13th. Although it's not a huge leap, not being last anymore is just fine.

This game, a home game against a rivalry team after two come-from-ahead losses was a must-win game early in the season. The Flyers had been struggling similarly in the first weeks of the new season.

Spots that were problematic for the Caps started to look a lot better.

The Caps...

Simmonds Injured In Loss to Capitals

A cheap shot may have cost the Flyers another forward.

Wayne Simmonds was the victim of a vicious elbow by Capitals defenseman John Erskine and was knocked out of the Flyers 3-2 loss.

Simmonds was blindsided by Erskine while playing a loose puck. Erskine came up high with a deliberate elbow and caught Simmonds right in the face.

(Pictured: Wayne Simmonds skates off after receiving an elbow to the face. Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Flyers Invade Nation's Capital in Hopes to Leave With A Win

An exhausted Capitals team hosts the Flyers after their 3-2 loss in Toronto last night. The Flyers are fresh after having two full days off. They will look to bounce back after struggling in Tampa and New York. What better place than in D.C. where the Caps are among the worst teams in hockey right now.

Garden Party: Flyers Take On Rangers At MSG

The Flyers travel to the Garden, but they're not showing up for tea. It will be another physical game between one of the Atlantic Division's premier rivalries.

Matt Trick: Read Nets First Career Hatty

Only a handful of hats decorated the ice at the BB&T Center in Florida during the third period.

To Matt Read it didn't matter if it was 10 hats or 1,000 hats. His hat trick helped spark the Flyers in their 7-1 rout over the Florida Panthers Saturday.

All it took for Read was three well-timed, well-placed shots for him to net the first hat trick of his career. His offensive outburst couldn't have come at a better time for the Flyers, who had scored only five goals in their first four games of the season.

(Photo: Claude Giroux celebrates with Matt Read after he scored his second goal i the second period. AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Flyers Blue Line Shines In Panthers Rout

The best way to get goals is by throwing the puck on net.

That message finally sunk in at the blue line, and the Flyers offense erupted to rout the Florida Panthers, 7-1, Saturday night.

Luke Schenn was arguably the most impressive player on the ice in the win. Schenn scored on a slap shot from the point, registered an assist and added a booming team-high 11 hits.

(Photo: Luke Schenn gets physical. Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)