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Laviolette on Briere’s playoff brilliance: “It speaks volumes about him”

Apr 29, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT

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If anyone would “score two goals” in the same overtime period, it would have to be Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Briere. The shifty, under-sized center scored two goals (that actually counted) including the 4-3 OT-winner (the one that counted) against the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 to push his 2012 playoff total to seven tallies.

Most impressively, that gives him 49 goals and 106 total points in 104 postseason games, prompting praise from Flyers coach Peter Laviolette.

“When it gets to the playoffs, he takes off,” Laviolette said. “It speaks volumes about him.”

The Flyers have especially good reason to sing Briere’s playoff praises. He’s collected 69 points in 64 postseason contests with Philly, slightly accelerating his already-impressive big-game pace. Here’s what Briere had to say about another high-profile output.

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  1. phillyphan83 - Apr 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    he’s incredible! a true “gamer” this kid exemplifies “clutch!” Thank god he’s on my team!

    • beavertonsteve - Apr 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      Yeah, I remember all too well what he did to the Flyers as a Sabre in the 2006 playoff series. Stole the first game with a goal in OT and made plays all over the place throughout the series. I too am glad he came to Philly.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Yea, Danny B is special. You can’t explain it. Once the month of April comes, he finds a way to be a vocal point of the offense. It’s fun to watch and hopefully he, and the rest of the team, get rewarded for their work.

  3. dannythebisforbeast - Apr 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Yes….yes it is

  4. dsd3 - Apr 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    I’m a Flyers fan and haven’t always been crazy about Danny B, but I have to admit, he takes his game to another stratosphere in the playoffs.

    I wasn’t sure he would be able to do it this year after such a rough season, but I was wrong, and am happy to be wrong! After game 1 of the Pittsburgh series, I swore I’d never complain about him ever again during the regular season when he phones it in.

  5. dawglb - Apr 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    If it weren’t for the playoffs, I probably wouldn’t care too much for him. He is far from a Philly-type player……. But, he is a playoff stud.

  6. mclovinhockey - Apr 30, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Earns every penny in playoffs alone.

  7. skippyx - Apr 30, 2012 at 2:54 AM

    Briere earned the 2010 Conn Smythe award and then they let the morons vote.

    30 points to 29
    12 goals to 7
    +9 to -1
    4 GWG to 3 GWG

    Finals lines:
    Briere 3 9 12 +5
    Toews 0 3 3 -5

    • mercyflush - Apr 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      i agree completely with that. However, it doesn’t happen often that a player from the losing team wins it, and its usually a goalie. In fact, only one non-goalie has ever won the CS as a member of the losing team… Reggie Leach in 1976.

      But your right, the very fact that no one else on the Blackhawks deserved it means that it should have gone to Briere.

  8. hartnellhasherpes - Apr 30, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    briere needs to come out of the closet already and admit he sucks wiener

    • jblah - Apr 30, 2012 at 6:48 AM

      i guess this is the fate of a pengs fan; to troll around message boards and try to make themselves feel better by making fun of players. you have my pity.

    • CJ - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM

      you spelled crosby wrong.

  9. garcia95 - Apr 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    hartnellhasherpes, very clever name. Funny thing is, he got it from your mother

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