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January 8, 2014 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
EIGHT YEARS AGO, Vinny Lecavalier was basking in the glory of being selected to Canada's Olympic hockey team to play in Torino, Italy. He was nearly a point-per-game player in the prime of his career with the Lightning. Today, Lecavalier is in a much different position. He is trying to work himself back into a scoring mode with the Flyers while overcoming another difficult injury. Lecavalier, 33, is mired in a slump rarely seen in his 1,066-game career. Since quickly returning from a nondisplaced fracture in his lower back, Lecavalier has notched two assists in seven games.
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January 6, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Injured wingers Michael Raffl and Matt Read did not play Saturday night against Phoenix, causing coach Craig Berube to juggle his lines. Read, who was apparently hit in the head in Calgary, skated briefly in the morning practice but was not feeling well and left the ice. Raffl (concussion) skated and said he is almost ready to return. Both could be in the lineup Tuesday in New Jersey. "I felt good, actually. I didn't expect to feel that good," Raffl said.
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January 4, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
DENVER - In the land of legalized marijuana, the Flyers got stoned by Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov on Thursday night. Varlamov made 29 saves as the Avalanche defeated the Flyers, 2-1, at the Pepsi Center. The 25-year-old goalie was especially effective when his team was shorthanded, making nine saves while the Flyers were on the power play. "Sometimes you run into a hot goalie and can't do anything about it," winger Scott Hartnell said. The Flyers, who lost rookie winger Michael Raffl to a concussion late in the first period, had their season-best four-game winning streak snapped.
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January 2, 2014
Thanks to goalie Steve Mason, the Flyers have improved in shootouts this season. Here are Mason's shootout numbers, compared with Ilya Bryzgalov's in his two years with the Flyers.                            Rec.   Shots GA Save % Steve Mason (2013-14)       3-3    20       6       .700 Ilya Bryzgalov (2011-13)      4-7    34        18    .471 Shooters' statistics The Flyers' statistics this season: Shots Goals Shooting % Claude Giroux.
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December 31, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
VANCOUVER - Some mornings, like yesterday at the team hotel overlooking Coal Harbour, Scott Hartnell is envious of Sean Couturier. It's not that Hartnell wishes he was was a decade younger. His body just feels the destruction his rambunctious style of play has wreaked. "I was looking at Couturier today in the locker room. He gets to sit there, relax, watch the football games and put on his skates to go practice," Hartnell said. "I wake up, my shoulders are tight, my hips are sore.
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December 23, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Flyers forward Vinny Lecavalier made a surprise return Saturday night in Columbus, added to the lineup because of an injury to Steve Downie. Lecavalier, sidelined since he suffered a non-displaced fracture in his lower back against Nashville on Nov. 30, had been expected to be out until next Saturday in Edmonton. "A guy like Vinny has been around a long time, and you have to trust his judgment that he's ready to go," general manager Paul Holmgren said before the game.
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December 19, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WHEN CRAIG BERUBE plugged Scott Hartnell to play alongside Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn last week, the critics came out of the woodwork to point out that it's a line full of similar playing styles. Berube does not deny that. In fact, that's what he likes about his newest combination. Last night, against the Capitals, they also happened to be one of the Flyers' best lines - until Schenn left the game late in the second period after a nasty charge from Tom Wilson. "It's a big line," Berube said.
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December 18, 2013 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
ON PAPER, Sean Couturier and the Flyers failed. Couturier had one assignment: to prevent the NHL's most lethal Russian from scoring as best as humanly possible. Since Alex Ovechkin - who has more career game-tying goals (seven) in the final minute of regulation than anyone - scored with 47.9 seconds left to tie the game, the Flyers must have had a breakdown, right? They did. But that's not where the breakdown came in. Really, the game never should have gotten to that vomit-inducing finish - and would never have been in question if the Flyers didn't surrender two other goals in the previous 8 minutes.
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December 17, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin hopped over the boards for the 26th time yesterday afternoon and Sean Couturier was on the ice waiting for him. There were 56 seconds left. Steve Mason had the puck on his stick behind the net, ready to rim it around the boards. "I didn't get much on it," Mason said. "A bad mistake. " His weak clearing attempt was pounced on by the Capitals' Joel Ward, who looked to pass to a waiting Mike Green at the point. By that time, Ovechkin raced in from the Capitals' bench at the far end of the ice and crossed the blue line.
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December 17, 2013 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - After most crippling losses, any chatter from an NHL locker room about a strong game is usually more hyperbole than anything else. But Claude Giroux was not lying when he said he thought the Flyers were playing one of their best games of the year yesterday afternoon against the Capitals. If regulation lasted 50 minutes instead of 60, it would have been right up there. "I'm not too sure what happened after their second goal," Giroux said. "We were holding our sticks a little too tight.
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