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Flyers-Blackhawks observations: Corban Knight gets first NHL goal in three years, and a gash on his nose

Corban Knight is the kind of man you hope your daughter brings home. The man own an eternal smile to accompany his pleasant disposition, even when sporting a fresh gash over his nose.

Carter Hart, James van Riemsdyk keep Flyers’ slim playoff hopes alive

Hart stopped 40 of 41 shots to gain his 15th win of the season, and more importantly, to keep his team dreaming of a playoff berth.

Radko Gudas’ grandfather will get to see his grandson play in person when the Flyers play in Prague

Otto Gudas has always wanted to make the trip from the Czech Republic to see his grandson play, but work has gotten in the way.

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Flyers caught up in shrinking numbers as playoff chances dwindle | Sam Donnellon

"I liked doing math in high school,’’ James van Riemsdyk said before Tuesday’s game. "Not so much now.’’

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As Flyers hang on, Samuel Morin’s chance to play dissipates | Sam Donnellon

The Flyers' slim chance at a playoff spot has muddled the timetable for the 6-foot-7 defenseman's return to the ice.

Flyers-Capitals observations: What happened to Scott Gordon’s magic touch?

Given how on-target his other moves have been, the Flyers coach gets a mulligan here.

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Flyers get another reminder from Capitals on what an elite NHL team looks like | Sam Donnellon

With 12 games remaining on their schedule including Friday’s in Toronto, the Flyers will need 20 of a possible 24 points available in their remaining games to reach their goal of 96 for the season.

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Michael Raffl, Scott Laughton claiming their corner of Flyers’ playoff push | Sam Donnellon

The two, who are good friends, did something rare Monday night: scoring in the same game.

Flyers’ tall order grows taller with 5 games in 9 days, starting with Islanders Saturday

Jake Voracek and Nolan Patrick are expected back in the lineup when the Flyers play Saturday on Long Island.

Flyers-Capitals observations: Big mistakes costly in loss

While injuries and makeshift pairings contributed, this was a harrowing reversion to the earlier-season form that made the Flyers' desperate charge up the standings necessary.