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Thursday night will start with a celebration of one of the Flyers most storied defensemen. But following the ceremonies for Eric Desjardins induction into the Flyers Hall of Fame, there is a crucial task at hand.
A 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets appeared to be the end of the Flyers playoff hopes. But entering Thursday's game against the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres, the Flyers trail the Boston Bruins by seven points for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference.
The opening face-0ff between the Flyers and Sabres will follow the ceremony for Desjardins and begin approximately at 8 p.m.