Morning Puck: Giroux’s Nice Flow

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The Flyers and their newly formed Tree of Trust (that part’s a joke, but at some point last year they were given coins, which they had to have on them at all times) are now 2-0 since coming off a two-day retreat in South Florida. They beat the Hurricanes last night, 5-3.

Here are some quick statisticals, courtesy of the Flyers PR department:

The last time the Flyers allowed two shorthanded goals in a single game was Dec. 15, 2009 at PIT.  Prior to tonight’s game, the Flyers had not allowed a shorthanded goal yet this season. 

Tonight was Claude Giroux’s first two-goal game of the season and the fifth of his career.  (He has yet to record an NHL hat trick.)  It was Giroux’s third game this season with three or more points.

Chris Pronger recorded three assists tonight, his most assists and points in a single game since a four-assist night on Jan. 25, 2011 vs. Montreal, and just the third time he’s had three or more points in a game since joining the Flyers. (Other was a three-assist night on Jan. 6, 2010 vs. Toronto.)


As you see above, Claude Giroux was rocking a special pre-game flow. Here’s another angle via (@D_LEED):

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Oh that's nice– somewhere in there, a kitten paws at a pile of gold bullion.

In the third period, Matt Read, like his teammate Danny Briere did two weeks ago, performed his best Luis Mendoza impersonation… there was just one minor problem: had trouble stopping.

Dave Isaac has your full recap. Your photo gallery is here. And your highlights are after the jump.



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13 Responses

  1. Flyers are looking great this season. The G-Unit is performing better than I could have dreamed of, Pronger is back on his game, and Bob continues to dazzle. Very happy about this team.

  2. Might as well do strictly Flyers posts until March, Kyle. Eagles are as irrelevant as the Sixers now. Is 2011/2012 the year Philly becomes a hockey town again for the first time since the 70s?

  3. Girouxfro!
    The Girouxfro is flowing like them racking up points!
    They’re now #1 in the Atlantic and in the East (they’re ahead of Shitsburgh by the tiebreaker rules).
    And poor Matt Read-your-rights (because you’ll be dead to rights if’n you don’t), after that goal when he went back to the bench to shake of that board-smack, he could only get a small bit of the bench at the end to sit on for over a minute (Voracek’s a bench-hog) until the next line went on. He’s a trooper though, and I bet the kid’s alright. Incredible the bursts of speed that guy has.
    That’s it! New name: Matt Speed Read-er. See how that works.

  4. I tell you what though. I’d like to see them go though an entire period where they don’t have to blow their load protecting a one point game before Speed-Read-er’s goal. Because they gave up that PS early in the 3rd and I was like, “Uh-oh, the Canes have a whole period to tie it up…”
    It’s scary the way they rack-up early leads and then set back to let the opposition school Byrz or Bobs.

  5. OK, I’ll blow him a kiss (because I’m just a lover in the poet-warrior sense of the word—besides, Slappy Boyo has no pecker, just a vag).
    But that still doesn’t change the one immutable, universal truth that you’re a schmo, mac. You always have, and you always will be.

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