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Link Checks 3/29/2012

The Flyers will be in Toronto tonight to vs the Leafs, and a valuable two points are up for grabs (TCL Flyers).  The Flyers practiced today in preparation for the game, and they got a surprise guest: Eric Lindros (Frequent Flyers)!   After an invitation from Paul Holmgren, Eric Lindros skated with the team this morning.  He was once on the cover of an EA Sports NHL video game, and another Flyer may be on the cover this year (TCL Flyers).

Bobrovsky will be in nets for the first time since March 11th so he’ll have to shake off the rust and play a solid game (Delco Times).  Marc-Andre Bourdon will also be in the lineup and is ready to play (Broad Street Bull).  He is replacing Kimmo Timonen, who, like Bryzgalov, didn’t make the trip to Toronto.  The Flyers need to take advantage of the Leafs, who have already been eliminated from playoff contention.  Their fans are looking ahead to next season (The Hockey Guys).

Flyers fans may want to forget about Matt Carle’s mishandle which cost the Flyers the game vs Tampa Bay on Monday.  Many fans completely hate him and want him off the team (Twitter), but some realize he is quietly one of the better defenseman in the league (Broad Street Hockey).  Whether you like him or not, Carle probably won’t be wearing orange and black next season (Orange and Black Pack).

The Rangers are beginning to run away with the conference again...

1. X - NY Rangers ATL 77 105 49 21 7
2. * - Boston NE 76 93 45 28 3
3. * - Florida SE 76 88 37 24 15
4. X - Pittsburgh ATL 76 100 47 23 6
5. X - Philadelphia ATL 76 96 44 24 8
6. New Jersey ATL 77 92 43 28 6
7. Ottawa NE 77 88 39 28 10
8. Buffalo NE 77 86 38 29 10
9. Washington SE 77 84 38 31 8
10. Winnipeg SE 77 78 35 33 8
11. Tampa Bay SE 76 77 35 34 7
12. Carolina SE 77 77 31 31 15
13. NYIslanders ATL 76 75 32 33 11

X - Clinched Playoff Spot.............* - Division Leader

They increased their lead in the standings to five points.  They’re fighting to win the Presidents Trophy (The Hockey Guys) and their 4-2 win over the Jets ( last night helped.

The Bruins and Capitals will face-off tonight (, and the Capitals need a win.  The Sabres moved up in the standings with their win over the Caps, and are also moving up NHL power rankings (SBNation Philly).  Meanwhile, the Penguins will host the Islanders, looking for aiming for the home-and-home sweep (  Also, the Devils and Lightning will battle each other tonight in New Jersey (


@ TOR  Thursday 3/29
vs OTT  Saturday 3/31
@ PIT  Sunday 4/1
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