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The Philadelphia Flyers need something. They dropped their third game of the week to the Capitals on Saturday night. Once again, they dug themselves into an early hole and could not climb out of it. They climbed back into it with the goalie pulled, but couldn’t find the equalizer.

The Flyers will now embark on a four-game road trip up north to take on the Rangers and Islanders.

Welcome to the Morning Skate, our roundup of links on Philly Hockey Now as well as other sites around the National Hockey Now network and hockey world!

Flyers Files

  • Too little, too late: GIFs, analysis, and more on the Flyers’ failed comeback against the Caps. (Philly Hockey Now)
  • It’s been an up-and-down season and it’s time for the Flyers to show what they’re made of. (Philly Hockey Now)
  • It’s no secret that the Flyers need defensive help and two potential targets top TSN’s Trade Bait list. (Philly Hockey Now)

Around The NHL

  • While the Flyers are in free fall, the Penguins are on a five-game winning streak after shutting out Buffalo… (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
  • … and the Islanders are on an eight-game winning streak of their own. (NYI Hockey Now)
  • At least the Bruins can join the Flyers in their misery after an “unacceptable” loss on Saturday. (Boston Hockey Now)
  • The Avalanche are dominating teams and their defense is becoming quite the story. (Colorado Hockey Now)
  • The Golden Knights’ penalty kill was on point against the Blues. (Vegas Hockey Now)
  • NHL Picks: Best bets and value picks for all six games on Sunday. (Sports Gambling Podcast)

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Ryan is a proud graduate of Monmouth University. He has covered the Philadelphia Flyers for the better part of a decade at various outlets, including Sons of Penn and Broad Street Hockey. Ryan has also worked for NHL.com and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Whether it's a GIF, quick stat, analysis, or long-form column, he's got you covered.

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