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):
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.