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Flyers Lack Effort In Loss to Jackets

If in Wednesday's loss to Carolina the Flyers showed times of no effort, it was in Thursday's loss that they showed 60 minutes of no effort.

The Flyers lost 5-2 to Columbus in a game they never got out of the starting gate. Ray Emery allowed five goals and played the entire game to keep Steve Mason rested.

Knock Knock

Tlusty's Third Period Goal Sends Hurricanes Past Flyers

Another slow start for the Flyers bit them in an unwelcoming place Wednesday night.

A shot from the point landed on the stick of Jiri Tlusty, and he put it past Steve Mason to give the Hurricanes the 3-2 lead and eventual win over the Flyers on Wednesday. It was the third time in as many games the Flyers dropped to the Hurricanes.

The game was a makeup from Tuesday, which was postponed due to the foot of snow Philadelphia got.

(Photo: Jiri Tlusty celebrates his third period goal that put Carolina up, 3-2. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Flyers Falter In Third Period to Islanders

The Flyers blew a 3-1 lead in the third period, dropping in a shootout to the Islanders, 4-3, Monday afternoon.

The way the first two periods were going, the Flyers were on track for a strong two-point effort to cap the home-and-home with New York. But sluggish play in the third in which they were out-shot 17-3 resulted in a pair goals to tie the game.

Bad penalties caused the Flyers to be exhausted and short-handed much of the period. The Islanders got three power plays in the period and capitalized on the final one.

(Photo: Scott Hartnell (19) battles in the corner with Brian Strait (37). Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Bourdon Cleared For Contact

The Flyers got some good news today during practice concerning one of their defensive players.

Marc-Andre Bourdon, who hasn’t played since Nov. 30, 2012 when he suffered a concussion while in the AHL, has been cleared for contact, general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters today.

Flyers Complete Another Comeback, Defeat Islanders

As they had done eight times prior this season, the Flyers had erased a third period deficit to defeat the New York Islanders 6-4 on Saturday night in a wild affair. This ninth comeback set a new team record.

Incredibly enough, 11 of the last 15 Flyers wins have involved coming back from a deficit.

Report: Flyers Extend Goalie Steve Mason

The Flyers have extended starting goaltender Steve Mason, according to a report by ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

LeBrun, an insider, tweeted "Hearing that goalie Steve Mason has signed an extension with the Flyers. No other details at this point."

Flyers Prospect Anthony Stolarz Suffers Skate Cut Injury

Flyers top goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz was injured Friday night in a freak accident.

Stolarz, playing in the Ontario Hockey League, was cut by a skate in the first period of the London Knights' game against the Saginaw Spirit.

Flyers Fall Short In Comeback Attempt

I tying goal in the final minutes looked eerily familiar to Tuesday's game.

But failure to get the second point in the shootout ended the Flyers bid at a second straight comeback win as they lost 4-3 to the Predators on Thursday. They walked away with the loser point, which dropped their record to 24-19-5 and keeping them in a tie for second place with the Rangers.

Getting that first point, though, showed the fighting nature this Flyers team has had in recent games. Third period comebacks have become a dangerous aspect of the Flyers recent play.

Lecavalier's Winner Snaps Goalless Drought

Vincent Lecavalier's scoring drought reached 13 games heading into Tuesday's game against Buffalo.

Snapping it in the final 15 seconds of the game not only got the monkey off his back but proved to be the game-winner. The Flyers snapped a two-game skid in the process, beating the Sabres 4-3.

It was the 10th goal on the season for Lecavalier, who has battled consistently staying healthy. Prior to the back injury, Lecavalier had been consistently one of the Flyers' best offensive players.

(Photo: Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth desperately attempts to stop Vincent Lecavalier's (no shown) game-winning goal. Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)