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The Flyers have lost just one home game since the New Year started, and they will be looking to continue that again tonight, hosting the New York Islanders (TCLFlyers).  Also, the dominance vs the Islanders will hopefully continue.  The Islanders last win in Philadelphia was on April 7, 2007.

Many fans remember the hit Steve Staios delivered to Flyers' Max Talbot last time these two teams met up (YouTube).  Some are wondering if the Flyers will maybe dish out some payback to the Islanders squad (CSNPhilly).  Surely it was a dirty hit, and Staios' laughing about it on the bench didn't go over too well.  Staios is a healthy scratch for tonight's game, but who knows...Maybe something will happen.  Enforcer Jody Shelley, a team favorite (CSNPhilly), will be in the lineup.

“I don’t know. We’ll see," Claude Giroux said.  "Obviously, us and the Islanders have had a couple games where it gets a little rough. That’s what hockey is all about. Rivalries. We’ll see."

Speaking of Giroux, one man he sure likes playing with is 39-year-old Jaromir Jagr.  The Czech legend has been averaging almost a point a game, with 12 goals and 22 assists through 38 games.  Giroux, and Flyers fans, will be happy to hear that he thinks his future will be with the Orange and the Black (TCLFlyers).

Any event that raises money for charity is a great one, and that's what the Flyers Wives hosted Wednesday evening (CBS).  It was surely a succesful event, bringing in loads of money for great causes.
 
Lauren Pronger, wife of injured defenseman Chris Pronger, was there.  She spoke to CSNPhilly's Lisa Hillary, and the news she gave was just saddening (CSNPhilly).  "He wants to be out there more than anybody."  She was there without Chris.  "It was not a good day today and unfortunately he's not here tonight. Breaks my heart, breaks his heart, and we're hoping for a better day tomorrow."  
 
There wasn't any Atlantic Division teams on the ice last night...
 

 

GP

POINTS

WINS

LOSSES

OTL

1.

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44

62

29

11

4

2.

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44

58

27

13

4

3.

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45

54

26

17

2

4.

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45

52

24

17

4

5.

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44

40

17

21

6
 
...but all of them will be tonight.
The Islanders will of course be versing the Flyers.
Another in-division game will be the Penguins at the Rangers.  The Pens will be looking to extend their win streak to four games (NHL.com).
The red-hot Devils will also be looking to make it four in a row.  They will be home to take on the Bruins (NHL.com).
 
 
FLYERS' NEXT THREE OPPONENTS
vs NYI Image preview  Thursday 1/19
@ NJ  Saturday 1/21
vs BOS Image preview Sunday 1/22
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