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Flyers ‘will always do something crazy,’ says Canucks’ Alberts

Oct 15, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

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Vancouver defenseman Andrew Alberts know about playing in Philadelphia, having appeared in 79 games for the Flyers during the 2008-09 season.

That one campaign was enough, apparently, to get a feel for the madness.

“They will always do something crazy and make something happen — that’s just the way the owner and the GM are,” Alberts told The Province in advance of Tuesday’s Flyers-Canucks game at Wells Fargo. “They’re passionate and the owner (Ed Snider) is in the locker-room after every game and he just wants to win.

“And the fans are great. They’ll be hard on everybody. They always are.”

The Flyers will be desperate for a win and some offense tonight. Philly has just one win this season — a narrow 2-1 defeat over the lowly Panthers — and has scored eight goals in six games, three of which have come from the Schenn brothers, Brayden and Luke.

Forwards yet to find the back of the net include Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmons, Jakub Voracek, Sean Couturier, Matt Read and Scott Hartnell, the latter currently out with an injury.

Head coach Craig Berube, 1-2 in his first three games behind the bench, says some of the offensive woes could be alleviated by improving the power play.

“The power play needs to score,” Berube told CSN Philly. “I hate saying that, but they’ve got to create momentum for the team. By having some pressure, getting some shots through, getting some traffic and second and third opportunities around the net.”

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