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Bailey’s Daily: Flyers Takeaways, Patrick Roy, Arber Xhekaj Fight

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The Philadelphia Flyers had no answers for Nathan MacKinnon on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

In Sunday’s edition of Bailey’s Daily, we’ll be talking the latest Philadelphia Flyers news, stories, highlights, and more from the last day.

Flyers News

  • Earlier Sunday morning, we previewed the Philadelphia Flyers game against the Ottawa Senators, featuring Claude Giroux’s second time back at the Wells Fargo Center.
  • After that tough loss to the Colorado Avalanche, we came up with three Flyers takeaways from the game, which were mostly positive.
  • Remember Martin Jones? The one-time Flyers goalie has quietly been tearing it up for a Toronto Maple Leafs team that needs him in the worst way with Ilya Samsonov struggling and breakout star Joseph Woll on the shelf injured.
  • Flyers head coach John Tortorella dropped some bombs regarding the team’s future in an interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Ashlyn Sullivan, and it would appear a Flyers trade is in the cards.
  • In other Flyers news, the Minnesota Wild might look to Philadelphia for defensemen if they want any chance at salvaging their 2023-24 season.

NHL News from National Hockey Now

  • The biggest NHL news from Saturday: the New York Islanders fired head coach Lane Lambert and replaced him with Patrick Roy.
  • Watch: Montreal Canadiens defenseman Arber Xhekaj is fired up and laying down some beatings with the AHL Laval Rocket.
  • UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh sees Nashville Predators prospect and current UConn forward Matthew Wood as another Tage Thompson.
  • New Jersey Devils head coach Lindy Ruff shared his thoughts on the firing of Lambert and the hiring of Roy.
  • Congratulations are in order: Vegas Golden Knights prospect Brendan Brisson scored his first NHL goal on Saturday night.
  • At Philadelphia’s expense, Avalanche forward Logan O’Connor scored his first NHL hat trick on Saturday afternoon.

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