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After three consecutive losses to their three biggest rivals in a little over three days, the Flyers finally got a win. So you should totally… not get excited, because they are still in the midst of what is shaping up to be a horrifically disappointing season. 

But. 

But it’s OK to let ‘em in. Knock Knock is back, at the request of one captain, one Mr. Claude Giroux, who is finally showing some leadership (and why yes, Virginia, there is still some t-shirt inventory to move):

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Let’s talk about a Brayden Schenn’s game-saving save: Before the opening faceoff, a super focused Schenn told Brian Engblom that this was a must-win game for the Flyers. And while that sort of clichéity is nothing new in pre-game rinkside interviews, Schenn backed it up in the third period with the Flyers holding a 3-2 lead when he somehow stopped a puck that had gotten by Bryz from crossing the goal line: 

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No goal

Afterwards, scriptuals asked Bryz about the assist:

Q: Tell me about the save that Brayden Schenn made for you in the third period.

Big save! Big save.

Q: How about yours on Cody Hodgson?

Big save! Big save. 

 

Big saves, indeed. 

Of course, Bryz was less excited about the Sabres' second goal. He seemingly yelled "dumb shit" as he slammed his stick over the crossbar. Might he have been referring to Kimmo Timonen's suspect handling of a 2-on-1? Probably.

I know I’m hard on Bryz for both his play and flakiness, but I still can’t help enjoying the disdain with which he answers reporters’ nonsensical questions. Check out his post-game presser, along with a very predictable song, after the jump.


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10 Comments

  • Tim Panaccio March 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

    That was a good display of Flyers Hockey.

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  • Howard Sperm March 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Danny B needs to pick it up, he blows

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  • ThePhillyFlash March 11, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Brayden Schenn deserved ALL three stars last night for literally saving the Flyers’ collective bacon on that play. If that puck had gone in, the Flyers would’ve rolled over like dogs and lost.

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  • Yo March 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

    When is Laviolette going to take Briere off the 2nd line? What in the world is he waiting for? The guy is playing like he is skating on a block of cement. Rinaldo has been one of the few players who has brought game every night. I don’t care if he couldn’t score on a $2 hooker. Put the kid in there, let him do his thing and open up space for Schenn and Simmer!

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  • Kurt March 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

    YO- Totally agree that Rinaldo is playing balls out but he’s being effective right where he is. Making big hits and getting their guys to take dumb penalties. His next step is the PK, not a scoring line. Lets not go crazy here and start asking the kid to do something he’s not capabale of.

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  • Trigg March 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I think Giroux has showed good leadership this season…He’s an easy target cause he’s the captain of a very schizo team and he’s not having an MVP like season as he did last year. But he’s still averaging a point per game, and he’s at the top of the league in face offs won. He’s called his team out, gathered team meetings, and several times this season after a bad game, he’s come out on fire the next game and scored in like the first minute. Girouxs gonna be fine.

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  • Zoidberg March 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Trigg, he shouldn’t have to call his team out in the first place. They shouldn’t need to be kicked in the ass every fourth game. This team is just inconsistent – from the coaching on down.

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  • Oh the Humanity March 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Just another dick tease. They do well beating teams even worse than they are…barely

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  • Trigg March 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Zoidberg…I understand that, but a lot of people seem to be singling out Giroux, implying this teams awful defense, streaky offense, questionable coaching decisions, and lack of sound play in between blue lines are somehow his fault.

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  • Your Mother March 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I wouldn’t want to win with that other song either. Soooo terrible.

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