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Philadelphia Flyers (42-26-14)


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Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot - a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard.

The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking the place of horror-movie villains and splicing his head onto other disturbing images.

The cross-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins tweeted, "lol ok" - to which Gritty responded, "Sleep with one eye open tonight, bird."

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Leaders
Points: C. Giroux102
Plus/Minus: S. Couturier34
Shots on Goal: J. Voracek228
PIM: R. Gudas83
Win: B. Elliott23
Shutouts: P. Mrazek4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 249 (12)
Shots: 2631 (17)
PP%: 20.7% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 679 (19)
Assists: 444 (7)
SH Goals: 3 (30)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 49 26 7 105
x-Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100
x-Philadelphia 42 26 14 98
x-Columbus 45 30 7 97
x-New Jersey 44 29 9 97
Carolina 36 35 11 83
NY Islanders 35 37 10 80
NY Rangers 34 39 9 77
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 236 (18)
Shots Against: 2448 (27)
PK%: 75.8% (29)
Penalty Minutes: 737 (10)
Shutouts: 3 (24)
Sv%: 0.904 (22)
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/21 M. Neuvirth Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
9/16 T. Sanheim Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/22 C. McDonald Released
9/22 Z. Palmquist Released
9/22 D. Drake Released
9/22 F. Hora Released
9/22 J. De Haas Released
9/22 C. Bardreau Sent to minors Lehigh Valley (AHL)
9/22 T. Brennan Sent to minors Lehigh Valley (AHL)
9/22 P. Varone Sent to minors Lehigh Valley (AHL)
9/22 G. Carey Sent to minors Lehigh Valley (AHL)
9/22 R. Fazleev Sent to minors Lehigh Valley (AHL)
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