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Link Checks 1/24/2012

 

The Flyers will look to rebound tonight after an upsetting 6-5 loss to the Bruins on Sunday.  They'll be in Florida to vs the Panthers, hoping to get a win before the All-Star break (TCLFlyers).  They'll most likely keep the same lineup, as none of their injured players will be returning just yet (CSNPhilly).  Relying on rookies this year has been the usual theme, but it definitely isn't a bad one (CSNPhilly).  Could the rookies possibly hit a wall though in the second half of the season (Flyers Faithful)?
It's no secret: the Flyers are bad at shootouts. With a 19-37 lifetime record, they're the worst.  You would think they would practice it more, but Laviolette believes there are more important things to practice right now (Courier Post).  He did say he would devote a bit more time towards shootouts, but the tough practice schedule is limiting it right now (Sam Carchidi).
One more Flyers player has been added to the All-Star roster, and it's to no one's surprise.  Deservingly so, Scott Hartnell will be in Ottawa this weekend (TCLFlyers).  He will fill in Jonathan Toews' spot, as he will be unable to attend due to injury (Bob Mckenzie).
 
Just one Atlantic Division team was in action last night:
 
  GP POINTS WINS LOSSES OTL
1. Image preview 46 64 30 12 4
2. Image preview 47 61 28 14 5
3. Image preview 48 58 27 17 4
4. Image preview 47 54 26 19 2
5. Image preview 47 44 19 22 6
It was the New York Islanders, who lost 3-0 to the Maple Leafs (TCL Isles).  They'll look for revenge tonight when they'll be going against them in the 2nd part of a home and home (TCL Isles).
The Flyers will of course be away to the Panthers, along with the Penguins who will also be on the road.  They'll be in St. Louis to battle the Blues (PensBurgh).
The first-place New York Rangers will be at home to host the Winnipeg Jets (Blue Shirt Banter).  The Devils will also be at home, versing the Buffalo Sabres (In Lou We Trust).
 
FLYERS' NEXT THREE OPPONENTS
@ FLA Image preview Tuesday 1/24
vs WPG Image preview Tuesday 1/31
vs NSH  Thursday 2/2