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Flyers coach: ‘The season is not over’

Mar 26, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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After a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday, many people are ready to bury the Philadelphia Flyers’ playoff hopes. Head coach Peter Laviolette isn’t in that group.

He insisted that hope isn’t totally lost to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi.

“The season is not over,” Laviolette said.

The odds are heavily stacked against Philly, though. Tonight’s dispiriting defeat leaves the Flyers with a 2.7 percent chance to make the playoffs, according to Sport Club Stats. Only the moribund Florida Panthers (zero percent) have less of a chance.

Even so, team captain Claude Giroux claims that the team will keep plugging away.

“We’re not going to quit,” Giroux said. “You win a couple games in a row, you never know.”

At least they’re keeping their hopes up.

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