Found April 20, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
In a shortened season there is a greater uncertainty in the final standings than normal.  A run of good or bad luck will have a bigger impact in the standings than it does in an 82 game season.  Perhaps the team that will miss the playoffs that is the biggest change from recent results is the Philadelphia Flyers.  The Flyers have made the playoffs each of the last five years and advanced past the first round four of those times.  In 2010 they made the Stanley Cup finals.  This year they will watch the playoffs on television. The Flyers currently stand in 12th place in the East Conference.  They have three games remaining and are seven points back of the eighth place New York Rangers.  They have no mathematical chance of making the playoffs this year. On the short term the Flyers biggest reason for missing the playoffs is their goaltending.  Ilya Bryzgalov has been their number one goalie and he isn't having a strong season.  He is posting a .898 saves percentage and a 2.84 G...
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