Claude Giroux

Syndicate content

Gagne Returns as the Flyers Host the Capitals

The Flyers host a hot Washington team looking to rebound from their slow start. Both teams are in need of points as they near the half way mark of the season while resting in the middle of the division.

After Six Failed Attempts, .500 Seems to Be Elusive For Flyers

Six times the Flyers attempted to get their record back to .500 and six times they have failed so far this season.

At 9-11-1, you have to start to wonder why that has been the case. It happened again last night when the Flyers dropped a home game 4-2 to the Maple Leafs, playing flat for the first 50 minutes of the game.

Is it mental? Are they snake-bitten? Or is this all just one big coincidence? Regardless, the Flyers need to earn every point they can get their hands on because this is a shortened season and every point matters just a little bit more if a team wants to make the playoffs.

(Pictured: Ilya Bryzgalov cannot stop a rebound shot by Mikhail Grabovski in the third period. Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Flyers Struggle to Get to the .500 Hump Again; Lose to Toronto, 4-2

Getting to .500 has been an uphill battle for the Flyers and it continued on Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

An absolute sluggish outing until the final half of the third period cost the Flyers a chance to even up in the standings and get some much-needed points. And though the Leafs were almost equally as sluggish, they came out with the 4-2 win in Philadelphia.

Perhaps the Flyers are pressing to get to .500, but whatever it is, the effort was poor once again. Head coach Peter Laviolette didn't think they were pressing though.

(Pictured: Jakub Voracek battles with Toronto's Cody Franson in front of goalie Ben Scrivens. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Scott Hartnell's Return Had His Team Pumped Up

Flyers forward Scott Hartnell may not have registered a point but his return was a welcome addition to the lineup.

Hartnell had five shots, a hit, and had two penalties in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Jets. He played 14:54 of ice time which was sixth on the team in terms of that category.

The Flyers winger didn't shy away from his usual game of crashing the net and wreaking havoc on opposing goaltenders.

(Pictured: Scott Hartnell warming up before Saturday's game. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Schenn-sational effort propels Flyers over Jets

With Matt Read scheduled to miss six weeks, the Flyers knew that the offensive contributions had to come from other places.

The Flyers answered the bell as the likes of Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek led the team to a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon.

With 11:03 left in the third period, Schenn worked his magic. Schenn received the puck and dished a gorgeous backhand pass to Wayne Simmonds for the slam dunk goal to give the Flyers a 4-3 lead.

It was their first lead of the game and ended up being the game-winning goal. Zac Rinaldo added an empty-netter as time expired.

(Pictured: Brayden Schenn celebrates after tying the game up 3-3 in the third period. It was his second goal of the game. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Losing Read is "No Excuse"

Matt Read will be out for the next six weeks due to torn chest muscles. This latest development proved to be the exclamation point to an already disappointing start for the Philadelphia Flyers, especially how Read had shaken the sophomore slump and scored seven goals and six assists in 18 games.

The Flyers already have to deal with Scott Hartnell out of the lineup for the next 7-10 days, and Andrej Meszaros out for about that length of time as well. Each of these losses seem akin to a blow-by-blow beatdown. When will the bleeding stop?

Homecoming: Flyers Come Back Home for Five Games Starting With the Panthers

After a road trip that saw the Flyers go 3-3-0, they come home for five games. They look to ride the momentum of 13 goals in two games against the Florida Panthers tonight in Philadelphia.

Flyers Face Penguins in Rivalry Showdown

Round two of the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals from last year will occur in Pittsburgh tonight. One of the most potent offenses in the entire league will test the Flyers' defense. It's Rivalry Night in Western Pennsylvania.

On a Team Looking for Consistent Energy, Zac Rinaldo Is Supplying It

It has been very apparent that the Flyers have struggled to get a consistent effort from any of their forwards this season.

Top players like Danny Briere and Claude Giroux have struggled, young players like Tye McGinn have been taken in and out of the lineup, and enforcers like Tom Sestito have made lineup changes even more interesting. It’s tough to think of a player that has provided a consistent effort while performing his specific role.

When you get down to it, Zac Rinaldo may very well be your guy.

(Pictured: Zac Rinaldo reacts after scoring in the third period on Monday. AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Flyers Fly Past Islanders In A Record Setting Blowout

Today's game was a record setting affair. It was the worst home shut out loss in team history.

The Isles, wearing their black alternate sweaters, went down to defeat at the hands of the Flyers with a final score of 7-0. However, the game probably wasn't even that close.