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Bailey’s Daily: Flyers’ Tortorella gets credit, NHL injury news



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Cam York and Sam Ersson were the difference-makers for the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. (Photo: AP)

In this Monday’s edition of Bailey’s Daily, we’ll be talking Philadelphia Flyers news, stories, highlights, and more from this past weekend.

Flyers News

  • The Philadelphia Flyers picked up another close win, this time against the Detroit Red Wings. The win gives them at least one point in each of their last games, and they’ve gone 6-0-2 during that span. Cam York scored the lone goal in Sam Ersson’s 1-0 shutout win. [Flyers recap]
  • With this impressive first third of the season in the books, head coach John Tortorella has destroyed the narrative that has persisted around him, the rebuild, and how he deals with his young players. The Flyers as a whole have benefited from his presence this season. [John Tortorella]
  • The IIHF concluded their independent review of the appeals lodged by CSKA Moscow and Ivan Fedotov, regarding the sanctions placed against them by the IIHF. For the Flyers, it confirms what they already knew. [Ivan Fedotov]
  • From PhHN+: Read how some goofing around in practice helped youngsters Bobby Brink and Sam Ersson propel the Philadelphia Flyers to a shootout victory over the Washington Capitals. [Philadelphia Flyers]

NHL News from National Hockey Now

  • The defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights lost starting goalie Adin Hill to an injury on Sunday night. Hill, 27, is tied for third in the NHL in Goals Saved Above Expected, with 12.6, per Moneypuck. [Vegas Golden Knights]
  • The Nashville Predators look set to start wheeling and dealing defenseman, including but not limited to the disgruntled Tyson Barrie. Dante Fabbro could end up right behind him on the trade block. [Nashville Predators]
  • The NHL’s holiday roster freeze will take effect on Wednesday, Dec. 20, which means that until Thursday. Dec. 28, teams cannot trade, waive, or loan players. The Montreal Canadiens have been carrying three goalies for quite some time now, and will be a team to watch over the next few days. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Vitek Vanecek was a surprise scratch for the New Jersey Devils with a non-illness related ailment, which meant a call-up for goalie prospect Nico Daws. John Gibson, who played two periods for the Anaheim Ducks against the Devils on Sunday night, mysteriously left the game “under the weather”. Coincidence? [New Jersey Devils]

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