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Zac Rinaldo managed 4 hits, playing even in just over 7 minutes of ice time Saturday night.  Zac has 45 hits taking over the team lead from the injured Luke Schenn.
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     Wayne Simmonds had 4 hits against the Rangers on Wednesday night.
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Flyers get shut out by the Rangers, 2-0 for third straight loss
     Braydon Coburn had 3 hits and blocked shot against the Rangers.
     Steve Mason played great agains the Rangers stopping 32 shots, allowing only 1 even strength goal.  He was voted the games third star stopping many odd man rushes, including a Rich Nash breakaway.
In case you missed it:  Flyers news from the summer time:
   May 7th - Ron Hextall replaces Paul Holmgren as GM.  Holmgren will now serve as the teams president.

Players in, players out: Off-season transactions and exits to the Flyers roster.
   8/26 -  Phantoms sign Ron Hextall's son, Brett,  to a one year contract.
   Aug. 29th - The Flyers decide to do away with the ice girls and their skimpy outfits.  Will change the ice girls to the ice team.  
   July 1st: Flyers re-sign Ray Emery to a 1 year deal.  Signed Rob Zepp (goaltender) to 1yr $600,000 contract.  Signed Center Blair Jones to 1 yr contract.   Released:  Adam Hall (signed with European team on 8/5),  Steve Downie (signed by Penguins), Hal Gill, and the oft injured Marc Andre Bourdon.
    5/16 - Erik Gustafsson signs with a team in the KHL.
   6/13 - Flyers re-sign Kimmo Timonen to 1 year contract.
   6/23 - Flyers re-sign Brayden Schenn to 2 year contract.  Flyers trade Scott Hartnell to Blue Jackets for RJ Umberger and 4th round draft pick.
    7/2 - Flyers re-sign Jason Akeson to a 1 year contract.  Sign Nick Schultz (D), Zach Stortini (RW), Andrew Gordon (RW), 
   7/4 - Flyers resign Chris VandeVelde to a 1 year deal.
8/5 - Flyers sign Michael Del Zotto (D) to fill the void of Kimmo Timonen's career threatening injury.
   8/7 - Flyers sign Ryan White to a 1 year contract.
   8/27 - Flyers re-sign Defensemen Brandon Manning
   9/2 - Flyers sign Zac Rinaldo  to a 2 year contract extension.
   8/5 - Kimmo Timonen treated in hospital for blood clot in right leg and both lungs making his return to the Flyers for one more year uncertain.  He will be sidelined for at least months, but his career may be at end.
   6/30- The Flyers announce a partnership with the ECHL's Reading Royals signing a 2 year agreement.  The Royals had won the ECHL's Championship this past season, The Kelly Cup.  The Royals had been partnered with the Capitals/ Bears in the last couple of years, and have played in Reading  since 2000-01 season.  The Flyers had been using the Greenville Road Runners as their  ECHL team last year.
   9/17 - Flyers and Phantoms will open the PPL center to hockey in Allentown with an exhibition game on Sept. 27th.
Results of last poll:
Where do you stand with the goaltender situation? 

Steve Mason is our guy, let's start playing him so he gets his confidence 47.27% (26 votes)


Coach Berube knows what he's doing, let him make the decision 25.45% (14 votes)


Play who is ever hot, Ray looks great, leave him in there for now 20% (11 votes)


Ray Emery is more veteran, he should be our goalie 5.45% (3 votes)


If we need a glove hand, put Mason in, if we need a bare knuckle hand put Ray in! 1.82% (1 votes)



Total Votes: 55​

Mason seems to be stronger, love to watch Ray play as well.
Next game: 
     Matt Read got his second goal of the season in Montreal Saturday night.
Flyers vs Wild tonight!  7pm
     Craig Berube and Ron Hextall are, and should be, on the warpath after the Flyers effort last night in Madison Square Garden.  Hextall laid into the team after the game, and during the game Coach Berube on a national television interview discussed his teams lack of effort.
    This is critical stuff, especially for a team that needs to outwork other teams to win games.  The Flyers do not match up against the top teams with pure talent.
     Somebody who did play well, earning the third star of the game was Steve Mason.  His goaltending was the difference in maybe losing 6 or 7 to nothing.
     Claude Giroux did play after all, entering MSG with a walking boot on.  Scott Laughton was called up from the Phantoms and saw his first Flyers action of the season.  He leads the team in goals with six, and is second in points with 11 (Nick Cousins has 12).  Michael Del Zoto played his  first game back in MSG since being traded from the Rangers last year.  He left into the third period with a lower body injury.