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Matt Read
Despite setbacks, Flyers climbing back into playoff contention

BUFFALO The Flyers' top goalie is injured for the third time this season, their best defenseman still hasn't played because of blood clots and their No. 1 line is in a major funk. Despite those setbacks, the Flyers, who host Columbus on Tuesday, are in their best stretch since 2011 and have climbed back into the playoff hunt. "We're playing a good team game now and everybody is contributing," captain Claude Giroux said after the Flyers overcame an awful 15-minute second-period stretch and outlasted sad-sack Buffalo, 2-1, on Sunday. Thanks to a nine-game points streak (6-0-3), the Flyers were just five points behind Boston for the final Eastern Conference playoff...