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Flyers Vs. Penguins ECQF Game 5: Another Shot At Elimination As Bryz Hurts

Now that the pressure of a sweep is off of the Philadelphia Flyers shoulders they should enter this game a little more loose mentally.

Their poor play in Game 4 allowed the Pittsburgh Penguins to grab some life and try to chip their way through each minute, period and game to try to carve a path for a comeback.

Is it time for Flyers fans to panic? Not just yet, but there is cause for concern resulting from the performance in the previous game.

Flyers Look To Keep Broom In Rangers Closet

As the Philadelphia Flyers (46-24-9) get set to face the New York Rangers (50-22-7) for the last time this regular season, they will do so without the services of Daniel Briere and Nicklas Grossmann.

Briere, who suffered a concussion on January 21st, came back to the team on February 7th and took some time to get back on track.

He proved that recently, notching nine points in his last five games, getting hot just in time for the playoffs, where he tends to dominate.

Pennsylvania Wrestlemania: Flyers, Pens Heating Up For Possible ECQ Matchup

Hard hitting, desperation saves and a little bit of extra-curricular activities sprinkled in.

Perhaps, it was a look at what the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals has in store for the Flyers and Penguins. 60 minutes of full throttle hockey with the addition of the playoffs, and the hockey world will be in store for another classic Flyers/Penguins series.

Sunday afternoon's battle - as well as one more game next Saturday afternoon to finish the season - was a preview of the almost inevitable 4/5-seed match up between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

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 Drub Toronto, 7-1

Toronto Maple Leafs starting goalie Jonas Gustavsson took a puck to the leg in Thursday’s warm-ups. Gustavsson laid sprawled out on the ice and was forced to leave the ice before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Once the puck dropped, the Flyers added insult to his injury.

Brayden Schenn opened the scoring just 5:34 into the game with a rifled shot past backup Jussi Rynnas. Schenn’s first shot was blocked, and moments later fired off a Wayne Simmonds assist.

He added another goal less than six minutes later on the power play. As the man advantage wound down, Daniel Briere found Schenn on a two-on-one. The rookie easily beat Rynnas for his 11th goal of the season.

Flyers Seek Offense And Revenge Against The Devils

Meeting for the second time in three days, the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils will close out a home-and-home set when they faceoff tonight at Wells Fargo Center.

In their meeting on Sunday, Martin Brodeur and a tight Devils defensive scheme held the Flyers in check for two thirds of the game until Claude Giroux tied it just sixteen seconds into the third period.

That would last all of 2:30 seconds as Anton Volchenkov scored to give the Devils the lead and they never looked back.

Flyers Look For Two In A Row In Edmonton

The Philadelphia Flyers (33-19-7) will continue on their four game road trip as they head to Alberta tonight to take on the Edmonton Oilers (23-30-6) in their only matchup of the season.

The Flyers enter tonight's game fresh off a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory versus the Winnipeg Jets, a team the Flyers are now 1-2-1 against this season.

Simmonds, Jagr Help Flyers Find A Way to Overcome

Jaromir Jagr has finally found the scoring touch.

Riding off the momentum a two-goal game against the Penguins on Saturday, Jagr found the back of the net in overtime to cap off a come-from-behind win against the Winnipeg Jets, 5-4. The win prevented a series sweep from the Jets for the season.

Jagr's opportunistic goal wouldn't have come if it weren't for the timeliest of Wayne Simmonds' 22 goals this season. With goalie Ilya Bryzgalov pulled, James van Riemsdyk set up Simmonds with a pass pass in front of the net that number 17 tapped through Ondrej Pavelic's legs to tie the game, 4-4, with under 10 seconds left in the game.

It has been two different types of February for the Flyers heroes on Tuesday.

All Eyes On The New Guy

After a season full of some defensive woes and a couple of weeks’ worth of trade discussions, the Philadelphia Flyers (32-18-7) made a move to improve on the blue line and acquired defenseman Nicklas Grossman from the Dallas Stars.

Grossman will make his Flyers debut on Saturday afternoon when the team faces off against the Pittsburgh Penguins (32-20-5) for the third time this season.

Based on Friday’s practice, Grossman will probably be paired with Andrej Meszaros on defense.

All eyes will be on him and on the Flyers’ defensive core as a whole, as their struggles have been greatly publicized so far this season.

Giroux, Talbot and Simmonds power train on Buffalo in 7-2 Win

Following the first twenty minutes of play, it appeared as though the status quo had once again reared its head in Philadelphia.

With the Flyers trailing the Buffalo Sabres 2-0, it was the same story just a different night.

Sloppy, unenthused play haunted the Flyers throughout the first as the Sabres took advantage of poor coverage in front of the Philadelphia goal and absent-minded play from Ilya Bryzgalov.

As the team left the ice showered by boos, no one ever could have imagined that the team was going to score seven unanswered goals in the final forty minutes of play.