Morning Puck: Who Loves Some Cooter?!



Flyers rookies really are all the rage. 

Last night, Sean Couturier scored a goal in his fifth straight game, equally a feat achieved by Matt Read back in November. It is the first time in Flyers history that two rookies have had five-game goal scoring streaks in the same season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. 

The 19-year-old Cooter – whose age I couldn’t check on Wikipedia because the site is rightfully protesting SOPA today (if you haven’t heard about it yet, you will) -  has been an incredible surprise thus far, and appears to be wise beyond his years– 10 G, 7 A, 17 PTS, +13 in 40 games. Unfortunately, last night’s shorthanded goal wasn’t of his typical Clock Tower Sniper variety – a nickname coined by reader Mr. Nickles for Cooter’s patience in often waiting to shoot until the time is just right – but it was beautiful nonetheless:

So, really, all this Cooter talk leads to a necessary question asked by reader Dave: Who buys him his beer?

Cooter was drinking wine with Brayden Schenn and Scott Hartnell in an episode of 24/7, so one of those two guys might be the obvious answer(s), but I’m going with fellow rookie Harry Scrabble. Or Papa Briere.

There’s love for Cooter, your Clock Tower Sniper.

Meanwhile, in the $51 million net, Ilya Bryzgalov played well, giving up only one goal in the Flyers 5-1 win. After the game, when asked about the word that makes sports writers all wet, confidence, Bryz offered this via the Flyers post-game transcript:

Q: Is this a boost to your confidence? Only allowing one goal? 

“I don't want to talk about this.”


Whatever it takes.

Your full game highlights are after the jump. And by the way, Sean Couturier-Clock Tower Sniper Photoshops are welcome.

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19 Responses

  1. That was one of the most dominant games the Flyers have played all season. HE made no good saves and gave up a terribly soft goal from the top of the circle that he should’ve seen all the way in. If Bryz is gaining confidence it should be in his teammates, not himself.

  2. Kid is gonna be incredible
    Also SOPA and PIPA (not Middleton) are complete bullshit … I contacted Chaka Fattah, I’m sure that piece of shit wont help though. Fuck this government, it’s seriously getting ridiculous in this country.
    Beez Nutz

  3. We all better hope SOPA and/or PIPA don’t pass or this site and all others like it will be changed dramatically, if not gone completely. I emailed and faxed our Senators and my House rep this morning, I urge everyone else to take a few minutes and do the same. Wikipedia makes it easy to get all 3 of your reps info on one page, just search for anything on there and it will redirect to the blackout page, then just search using your zip code.

  4. @Tom
    in essence yes …. it is to show you how the internet would be affected if these laws were passed
    Beez Nutz

  5. Can’t wait for our internet policies to resemble that of China’s! Yay downfall of freedom!
    Fuck that shit, we’ll just have Juicy Couturier fire wristers at congress

  6. Whats most amazing about his stat line to me is that he is +13 as a penalty killer (generally first line with Talbot). And as a rookie penalty killer at that. Pretty significant stat in my book.

  7. Henry-
    I love Cooter and don’t want to discredit him… but powerplay goals against don’t count towards your plus/minus. Just as if you are on the ice when your team scores a powerplay goal, you don’t get a plus. Special teams does not count towards plus/minus (unless you score a shorthanded goal, or give one up).

  8. why was he 3rd to last in ice time last night just barely in front of Zolnierczyk and Shelley???

  9. Cooter wasn’t drinking wine on 24/7 – that was Matt Read. Giroux, Read and Schenn spent X-mas at Hartnell’s… Cooter wasn’t there.

  10. Can this be anymore of a generic response about SOPA?
    This Douchbag
    Dear Friend,
    I want to thank you for taking the time to write and share your views with me. You can count on me to keep your thoughts in mind as Congress considers legislation on matters of concern to you, and I hope that you will continue to stay in touch.
    Please explore to learn more about my work in Congress, and obtain information about the services my office provides the residents of the 1st Congressional District. You may also visit to learn more about my work as Chairman of the House Health, Employment, Labor and Pension Subcommittee, to learn about my work on the Armed Services Committee, or to track the status of federal legislation. If you need immediate assistance, please contact my Haddon Heights office by phone at (856)546-5100.
    Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me, and please stay in touch on issues of concern.
    Robert Andrews
    Member of Congress

  11. I hope Brayden Schenn isn’t trying to buy Cooter any beer. He’s only 20, and we don’t want him missing games whilst in the slammer…

  12. Hahahahah that Wickedpeedia protest was so lame. All yous had to do was hit the ‘esc’ before the automatic reload. And iffin your connection/browsers are so fast, just diissable Javvascripting.

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