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November 6 Philadelphia Daily News:
“Does 8-4-1 sound familiar?
The Flyers have been here before.
Last season, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, they went on a five-game winning streak. After 13 games, the Flyers‘ record was a welcomed 8-4-1, the exact mark they hold right now as they enter this weekend’s back-to-back road games with another five-game winning streak.
Unfortunately, last year, they followed that streak by winning only three times in the next 10 games. It cost coach John Stevens his job.
And that was just the beginning of a downward spiral that sent the Flyers to last place in the Atlantic Division and 14th place in the 15-team Eastern Conference.
“This is the test,” Chris Pronger said. “Do you get comfortable and complacent? Or do you keep plugging on? You’re going to lose the odd game here and there, but you’ve got to give yourself a chance to win every night. Lately, we’ve been doing that.””
November 6 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“By Friday afternoon, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren still had not heard from the NHL office about Dan Carcillo’s hit on the New York Rangers’ Ruslan Fedotenko on Thursday.
“It’s probably safe to say” there won’t be a hearing, Holmgren said after Friday’s practice in Voorhees.
If not, Carcillo will have avoided a potential suspension.
Holmgren said he thought Carcillo made a legal hit and that he didn’t expect the league to call.
Carcillo, who has a history of suspensions, admitted he was surprised not to have a conference call with Colin Campbell, the league’s disciplinary dean. An NHL spokesman would not comment, but hearings are usually held a day after an incident.
In the third period of the Flyers‘ 4-1 win Thursday, Carcillo appeared to elbow Fedotenko in the jaw as the Ranger was falling to the ice. No penalty was called.”
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