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Link Checks 3/20/2012

The Flyers gained three points over the weekend and were very happy with the results.  They took down the fourth place Penguins and now look like serious contenders for the Cup (TCLFlyers).  However, they received some bad news regarding defenseman Andrej Meszaros yesterday.  He’s now estimated to miss 6-8 weeks due to a herniated disc which requires surgery (TCLFlyers).

They’ll just have to continue on without him and several other injured players like they have been doing for most of the season (CSNPhilly).  At least solid defenseman Paveel Kubina will be back in action tonight (Broad Street Bull).

Tonight the Flyers are home again, taking on the Florida Panthers (TCLFlyers).  Ilya Bryzgalov will be in net, and some are wondering if he’ll be able to continue his stellar play or go back to his old self (Flyers Faithful).

The Rangers won last night, but Flyers fans still believe winning the division and conference is very possible (Broad Street Buzz).

 
  GP POINTS WINS LOSSES OTL
1. Image preview 72 97 45 20 7
2. Image preview 71 94 43 21 6
3. Image preview 72 92 42 22 8
4. Image preview 73 87 41 27 5
5. Image preview 72 67 29 32 11

They played the Devils, a game which started with a line brawl (Orange and Black Pack).  The Rangers ended up winning in the end 4-2 (Blueshirt Banter) and clinched a playoff spot in doing so.

The Islanders and Devils will both be away tonight.  The Isles, who will be in Toronto, battling the Leafs (TCL Isles) who may still be banged up after they were massacred 8-0 by the Bruins (NHL.com).  The Devils will be hoping to bounce back when they’re in Ottawa versing the Senators (NHL.com).

FLYERS' NEXT THREE OPPONENTS

vs FLA  Tuesday 3/20
vs WSH  Thursday 3/22
vs MON  Saturday 3/24
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