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08:24 AM ET 04.10 | After the Flyers lost to the Islanders, time is running out in Philadelphia. With nine games remaining, the Flyers remain five points out of the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot and are seven points behind the Islanders. The loss snapped the Flyers' seven-game winning streak on Long Island, including a 7-0 rout on Feb. 18. When asked if the Flyers would need a miracle to get into the playoffs, forward Scott Hartnell summed it up with a one-word answer. "Probably," he said. Steve Mason earned his first Flyers start in goal after playing the third period and saving all nine shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss at Winnipeg. Ilya Bryzgalov had started 36 of the Flyers' first 38 games.

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April 10, 2013  08:33 AM ET

To quote the GREAT Dave Tiger Williams (PHA fans always loved him)

Stick the fork in them, they're done like dinner !

April 10, 2013  08:35 AM ET

PHA Nation won't admit it, but they wish they got Reimer instead of Luke "Pylon" Schenn for JVR

hehehe

April 10, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Flyers need a miracle

Sorry kids, Easter's over.

April 10, 2013  08:43 AM ET

A miracle would have to mean them winning most, if not all, of their remaining games. Stranger things have happened, but they have to believe they can do it.

April 10, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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A miracle would have to mean them winning most, if not all, of their remaining games. Stranger things have happened, but they have to believe they can do it.

I think you're "ducking" the real issue DWI.

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April 10, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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I think you're "ducking" the real issue DWI.

:)

April 10, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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Here's hoping for more Steve Mason!

I know he can skate on ice but, can he walk on water?

April 10, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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Stranger things have happened, but they have to believe they can do it.

Do they look to you like they believe they can? They be done! Book the T times, boys!

April 10, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Do they look to you like they believe they can? They be done! Book the T times, boys!

Well, didn't watch the game, but from what I saw from some Flyer fans last night and the comments they made regarding Hartnell, Schenn, etc., I guess not. When the Flyer fans start turning on Hartnell? I got the impression they were giving up on the game? Again, didn't watch.

April 10, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Is Jim Craig still around?

April 10, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Do they look to you like they believe they can? They be done! Book the T times, boys!

And Holmgren better start looking in the want ads

April 10, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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And Holmgren better start looking in the want ads

Well said.

April 10, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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Is Jim Craig still around?

No but Al Michaels is.

April 10, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Welcome to fandom hell Flyers fans.

April 10, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Montreal needs then Rangers to stick. They're almost the only ex-Patrick Div team they can beat easily...

April 10, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Welcome to fandom hell Flyers fans.

I would think they would be used to it by now....(early Philly tweak)

 
April 10, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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Montreal needs then Rangers to stick. They're almost the only ex-Patrick Div team they can beat easily...

hey hey.....yeah I know it's true

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