Red Wings-Flyers post-morning skate stuff: On Mrazek and bad ice

The Red Wings and Flyers held their respective morning skates ahead of tonight’s game between the teams (7:30 PM EDT on NBCSN/NBCS Philly/97.1 FM), and Petr Mrazek took center stage both during and after the Flyers’ skate:


This is supposed to be funny, I think:

Etc. etc.

NBCSN’s Joey Alfieri’s game preview served up some Mrazek-vs-the-Wings hype as well:

Tonight’s clash against the Red Wings will be the first time that Petr Mrazek plays against his former team.

“It’s gonna be nice to be back in the town where I spent my first five or six years in the NHL, but now it’s the opposite [side],” Mrazek said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s gonna be fun.

“We are going there to get some good results, and we have to build from there.”

And the Flyers certainly need a good result. They’re currently sitting in third place in the Metropolitan Division, but the Blue Jackets, who are in the first Wild Card spot, are tied with them for 85 points. The Devils, who own the second Wild Card spot, are just three points back of Philadelphia.

As for the Red Wings, this season got away from them in a hurry. They’re in a battle of their own, but it’s not for a playoff spot, it’s for lottery positioning.

Oh, and there’s this:

And this:



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