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Flyers forward Danny Briere

Flyers forward Danny Briere

April 1:

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One goal enough for Thrashers in shutout of Flyers

April 1 Philly.com:

“THE HOCKEY GODS must be peering down from Canada and snickering at Philadelphia. The Flyers, who have desperately fought and clawed for the No. 1 seed and the accompanying home-ice advantage in the first three rounds of the playoffs, have not won in South Philadelphia in nearly a month. The Flyers, who had won 14 straight against lowly Atlanta at one point,

‘Minor setback’ for Flyers defenseman Pronger

April 1 Philly.com:

“The plan was for Chris Pronger to return to the Flyers next week, just in time to get in a final tuneup or two before the regular season ends next Saturday. It appears that’s not going to happen now, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. Pronger, who had hand surgery on March 15 to repair a small fracture, first started skating and stickhandling again just a little more than 9 days later.

Barber happy to be back as Flyers honor him on banner night

April 1 Philly.com:

“For some, No. 7 is a lucky number. For Bill Barber, who was drafted seventh overall by the Flyers in 1972, it was the number handed to him in his first training camp. Last night, Barber’s No. 7 was handed back to him in an on-ice ceremony at the Wells Fargo Center, in the form of his retirement banner that gracefully hung in the Spectrum for nearly 20 years. “It’s quite an honor,” Barber said.

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