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Flyers Recall LW Tye McGinn

The Flyers have recalled left winger Tye McGinn from the Adirondack Phantoms on Monday morning according to their press release.

The move is in anticipation that forward Zac Rinaldo won't be able to play past Tuesday's game in New Jersey. In Sunday's loss to Buffalo, Rinaldo suffered a laceration to his leg that required 20 stitches.

Zac Rinaldo Injured In Flyers Loss

Flyers enforcer Zac Rinaldo was injured in the Flyers 5-2 loss to the Sabres Sunday afternoon.

Rinaldo collided with Sabres defenseman Robin Regehr in the first period. After the game it was revealed Rinaldo had a laceration on his leg that required 20 stitches.

Five Phantoms Join Flyers Practice For the Week

Five players from Adirondack have made the long drive from Glens Falls, NY to Voorhees, NJ to participate in practice with the Flyers heading into the start of the season on Saturday.

Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo, Ty McGinn and Eric Wellwood all joined the Flyers, with at least two of them expected to stay in Philadelphia when they host the Penguins next Saturday.

NHL 2012-2013: Rethinking the Shanaban

Here's the scene: It’s game four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils. The Devils have frustrated the Flyers for two and a half games now, stifling the high flying attack that dismissed the favored Penguins in six games.

New Jersey leads this seven game series two games to one. 

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Flyers Vs. Devils, Eastern Conference Semifinals: Couturier Out; Meszaros Possibly In For Game 4

Flyers rookie center Sean Couturier will be be out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Devils in New Jersey on Sunday.

It is still speculation that Couturier has a lacerated right leg from an incident with Matt Clarkson in Game 3. The Flyers won't specify.

Couturier only skated for a few minutes before practice today but did not practice with the team. Zac Rinaldo will play in his place.

Schenn-sational: Schenn Tallies Three Points In Playoffs Debut

As the seconds ticked off the clock in the second period, the Flyers trailed 3-1 to the Penguins in Game 1.

It was a seemingly insurmountable deficit with the way Pittsburgh controlled the play through the first two periods with their physical bullying style of play.

The Flyers needed someone to step up and stand up to the bull and Brayden Schenn did just that, both metaphorically and literally.

Schenn was charged by Penguins forward Craig Adams with only seconds remaining on the clock. Schenn turned around and absorbed all of the hit, knocking Adams on his rear-end as Schenn stood over him and smiled.

Schenn then got in the face of Adams, goading a shove to the face that wasn’t called and skated away with a smirk on his face after the referees separated the two.

That could have been the turning point for the Flyers, who came back from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 in overtime.

Bryz Breaks Beezer's Record; Earns Two More Points

Making Ilya Bryzgalov the story for every game has become tiresome to the fans, the front office and Bryzgalov himself.

But when he does something as special as he's done the past couple of weeks, it's hard to just take all the focus away from the Russian netminder, nicknamed the $51 Million Man.

The Flyers have been winning, and they have been playing a brand of hockey many expected them to play down the stretch. Scoring, defense and goaltending - those are the three things that win championships.

So why does the focus all come back to Bryzgalov? Because of the franchise shutout streak that he just broke that stood tall for 13 years midway through the second period.

Rinaldo suspended two games

A little after 7 p.m. on Monday night, the NHL announced that Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended two games for an illegal hit in Sunday night’s 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Brendan Shanahan, the head of the NHL’s department of player safety announced via video that Rinaldo was being suspended for two reasons:

He illegally launched himself into another player in addition to leaving his feet
Had been fined twice just five games earlier

Sestito, Shelley are irrelevant to the Flyers

The one-trick pony enforcer is dying in today's NHL.

No longer is it worth having a guy on the team who only fights and skates five minutes of ice time per game. Instead, the guys who are willing to drop the gloves also have a clue as to what to do with a hockey stick and when the puck is on it.

That leaves Jody Shelley and Tom Sestito practically irrelevant on the Flyers and their pursuit of a successful season.

On and off, the two have been in the line up for the Flyers. And in the rarest, and most unfortunate occasions, the two goons were in the line up together for five times this season. In those five times, the Flyers are 1-3-1.

Schenn, Simmonds welcome a new presence

Before the season started, people doubted whether or not Zac Rinaldo would make the 23-man roster.

Now, Rinaldo has earned his way onto the third line.

Though it may be temporary, Rinaldo made a huge impact in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Predators playing on the third line and it may have been the game that gives the 21-year-old a true crack at more ice time.

Before Thursday’s game, Rinaldo was averaging a little over six minutes of ice time, was a minus-7 and had only four points. But in that game, Rinaldo eclipsed the 10-minute mark for only the third time all season in his 36 games, skating a season hight 11:11.