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     Jake Voracek scored a third period goal, had 2 assist and was +1 in 21 minutes of ice time against the Stars.  He shares the team lead for points with 7 (with Giroux and Simmonds).
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    Andrew MacDonald scored his first regular season goal as a Flyers on the power play to start the third period rally.  He also had an assist, a hit in 23+ minutes of ice time.
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Giroux OT goal gives Flyers first win in Dallas 6-5
     Ray Emery came in relief of Steve Mason in the third period and stopped 4 of the 5 shotes he faced for the win.
Claude Giroux blasted the game winner past Lehtonen just 2+ minutes in to overtime.  He also had an assist in 23+ minutes of ice time against the Stars.
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.
   Mark Streit had 2 assists, including on Giroux's OT game winner.  He registered 2 hits and a blocked shot in a team high 26 and half minutes of ice time.
      Claude Giroux scored on the second power play in overtime for the win in a wild see-saw event in Dallas.  The Flyers built a 2-1 lead in the first on two crash the net goals by Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn.  The Flyers would give up 3 goals in the second period to go down 4-2 , including 2 a minute apart with under a minute and a half to go in the period. 
      The Flyers would come out in the third, and make the game look totally different.  Not necessarily better, but different.   With under 12 minutes to go, Andrew MacDonald would get his first regular season goal in a Flyers uniform.  A power play blast he would smoke by Kari Lehtonen.  With 5+ minutes  to go, Jake Voracek would get another scramble in front of the net goal to tie the game.  
     The wind would come out of the balloon when 30 seconds later Jason Spezza would score his first goal as a Star to give them a 1 goal lead with just over 5 minutes to go.  But the party was not over as the Flyers dug in, and Mike Raffl scored on an a pass attempt that was trying to find Giroux far side net, but found Trevor Daley's skate and shot passed Lehtonen.
       At the end of regulation Star's captain Jamie Benn would get called for putting his glove on the puck in the face-off circle with 3 seconds to go.  The Flyers would take that power play into overtime, but would come up empty with wild pressure.  Just seconds later, Trevor Daley tied up Brayden Schen going to the net when the puck came off the boards on a bad bounce and saved what would have been an empty net goal.  Claude Giroux would blast a side dasher bullet 5-hole in that power play for the winner, with Wayne Simmonds in front of the net distracting, but not blocking Stars goalie Lehtonen.
       Ray Emery would play the third period and overtime replacing Steve Mason.
       Stars Lehtonen is 0-13-2 all time against the Flyers, most of them when he was an Atlanta Thrasher.  Trevor Daley scored 2 power play goals, but he also had the puck go off his skate on Raffl's tying goal, and got the OT penalty that led to Giroux's game winner.

Results of last poll:

How many wins do you predict for the Flyers in October?

2-4 we're not that good 35% (21 votes)  

6-7 we are a .500 team 21.67% (13 votes)  

7-8 we are better than most people think 20% (12 votes)  

4-6 like we'll play all season 16.67% (10 votes)  

9-10 We should be the best team in the conference 7% (4 votes)  

Total Votes: 60​

Doomsayers!  The Flyers are off to a rough start, and they have tough teams this month.  4 is optimistic now.
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     Brayden Schenn scored his first goal of the  season at the end of the 1st period to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead heading into the second period.  He finished +1, 2 hits , 1 blocked shot in 20+ minutes of ice tie Saturday night.
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