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Red Wings take some frustration out on falling Flyers

Oct 12, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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The Detroit Red Wings’ sputtering offense looked a little more lively for at least one night, as they knocked around the free-falling Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Saturday.

Detroit’s usual suspects dominated the game, as Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall all had three points while Jimmy Howard stopped 32 out of 34 shots. The most heartening thing might be that Daniel Alfredsson collected three assists, as the 40-year-old started the season with a whimper.

Tonight’s results might place Steve Mason more firmly in the No. 1 spot in front of Ray Emery, for whatever that’s worth. Emery had a sluggish Saturday, allowing four goals on 28 shots.

If Philly wants a little bit of optimism, it’s fleeting, but Tye McGinn scored a goal in his audition with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.

Beyond that, the whole “sooner or later you might score more than a goal or two after firing 30+ shots” thing might work their way. Still, there’s no denying that it isn’t very sunny in Philadelphia.


  1. sjtorpitt - Oct 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    At least Giroux got his first point of the season..

  2. canucks30 - Oct 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Homer Simpson on the 2013-14 Flyers:

    • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      Homer could also be referring to the Nucks entire history!

      • canucks30 - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

      Again from a Nucks fan i dont get it…0-3 for the Cup and 0-5 in Conference finals….Seems you are blowing the wrong horn!

  3. ilovekneegrows - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Giroux is only 8 points out of the league lead!!!!

    • chanceoffleury1 - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      Yes he is now only 2 points behind Tanner Glass. TANNER GLASS. I mean, jeez, what a time to be alive. Let’s just take some time to absorb this moment.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM

        Don’t forget Craig Adams has 3 more goals then giroux so far. CRAIG ADAMS. Holmgren would give Adams 3.5 mil per year for 4 years with a full no trade clause if he was a Free agent.

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 13, 2013 at 2:04 AM

        I wouldn’t take your time absorbing this moment to long cause before you know it he’ll be right back in the top 5 point getters. He had 48 points in a shortened Season and that was a bad year for him. I’m sure you two idiots are dumb enough to buy into them two having a career year and don’t realize that it’ll be the only points them two useless players will have all year.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 13, 2013 at 8:31 AM

        Why not include the fact that Brayden Schenn has more goals then Malkin….And he’s on a team that cannot score…..Would also appear MaF is back to letting in beach balls…..778?……Even Emery was not that bad

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 13, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        Well geno has more points in less games, and fleury has a overall .930 save % this year along with all wins. At least you admitted your team couldn’t score though. You got that part right. I didn’t say either Adams or glass will have career years. I am saying that giroux isn’t even top 20 player in the NHL though.

      • chanceoffleury1 - Oct 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

        I don’t care if it’s for 1 minute of play or an entire 82 game season. Any time that Tanner Glass is outscoring Claude Giroux is a time to be cherishing every moment. You can’t sit here and tell me that if Rinaldo was outcoring Crosby we wouldn’t be hearing all about it. Glass, Adams, and Vitale are blind to you haters anyway. They’re too busy planning their line’s next goal celebration nowadays to pay attention to this negative energy coming from the eastern side of the state.

  4. steelers88 - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    I don’t understand why the Flyers have sucked these past 2 years. They have some pretty good talent on the roster. EX: Giroux, Lecavier, Hartnell, Simmonds, Read, and Voracheck. They should be better than this.

    • Hockeyfan - Oct 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      Problem with the Flyers starts at the top. The organization doesn’t take the time it develop a system, players and lack a clear identity since the broad street bullies days of the 70s. And they have talent, just not the “world class” talent they think they have.

  5. earpaniac - Oct 13, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    @Steelers88, I’m in total agreement. They aren’t my team, but I follow the league, and I can’t figure them out. Just on talent alone they should be better than they are. And personally, I think the Flyers are one of those teams that all of the NHL is better when they are a good team.

  6. pavelfitzgerald - Oct 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    How could the Canucks be 0-5 in the Conference Finals if they’ve made the Stanley Cup 3 times? Nice math .. ..

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