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Captain Fantastic: Giroux's Four Points Lead Flyers to Comeback Win Over Columbus

Claude Giroux didn't even know how the puck went into the net.

He'll be watching replays of it for sure. Not only because it was the game-winning goal, but because it was the 100th goal he's scored in his career.

It came just under three minutes after his 99th career goal tied the game up. His two tallies earned the Flyers a 5-4 comeback win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night.

“To be honest I haven’t seen the replay or anything so I don’t know what happened," Giroux said. "I was just trying to get it on net, and it was at the end of the shift so I was a little tired, so I was just trying to get it on net.”

(Photo: Columbus' R.J. Umberger and David Savard skate away as the Flyers celebrate Claude Giroux's game-winning goal in the third period. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sound Tigers Win Child's Game

Tuesday night the Bridgeport Sound Tigers defeated the division leading Springfield Falcons in another hard fought contest at the Webster Bank Arena. Hell they’re all hard fought, but this time of year with the playoffs on the horizon it’s like being twelfth in line for an Eric Church concert with only eight seats left and you don’t want to miss the show.

The Bridgeport team dominated play from the beginning outshooting the Columbus Blue Jacket’s affiliate 13 to 8 but could not get the red lamp lit. Not that the Tigers didn’t have their opportunities because they did.

Can You Yandle This?

Rolaids might have to borrow a certain Phoenix defenseman if they want to bring back the old catchphrase.

How do you spell relief? Y-A-N-D-L-E.
 The former CHL Defenseman of the Year, who finished fifth in Norris Trophy voting last season after leading all NHL defensemen in scoring right around his first (and likely not his last) All-Star Game appearance has signed on for five more years--yes, five--with the Coyotes, in a deal reportedly worth $26.25 million. Yandle was one of the main subjects of talks surrounding potential offer sheet targets.  But, rather than pursuing any temptations of playing for a market with more exposure, he showed how much he believed in t...