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Giroux, Flyers erase deficit, beat Blackhawks 3-2 in OT

Mar 18, 2014, 11:13 PM EDT

After Chicago took a 2-0 lead a little more than four minutes into Tuesday’s game, it looked like the Blackhawks might be in for an easy win at the expense of former goalie Ray Emery. Instead, it seemed to prove that the 2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers might just work best when their backs are against the wall.

They’ve generated a reputation for third-period comebacks, yet they didn’t wait so long on Tuesday, as Scott Hartnell scored twice to tie things up in the first period. Neither team scored in the second or third, but Claude Giroux found the net in the waning moments of OT to give the Flyers their third win in a row.

Those three wins should really warm the hearts of Flyers fans, too, as they beat their cross-state rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins twice this past weekend and they beat one of the best teams in the NHL tonight. As of this writing, the Penguins have 94 standings points while Chicago is right behind them with 93, so this is the kind of run that could prove inspiring for Philly.

The Flyers began a four-game homestand with this win, and it behooves them to keep this momentum going. Overall, they play six of their next eight games at Wells Fargo Center, giving them a solid chance to cement their spot in the postseason. Even after showing some serious resiliency after an awful start to the season, a bad finish could doom this turnaround.

It won’t be easy, yet this team seems to thrive on challenges, anyway.

105 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. laxman1944 - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Good strong finish boys.

    • blomfeld - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:12 AM

      HEY CHICAGO … ENJOY YOUR ‘FEW’ REMAINING DAYS WITH THE CUP !

      Can’t say I’m big on organized crime, however this Flyer’s defeat of the Hawks is music to my ears ! Hot dog Kane and crew have been ‘dealt with’ in no uncertain terms, which in turn keeps alive the possibility that we Kings will be crowned Pacific Division Champions after all ! Who would’ve thought eh ? So thanks again ‘Gerooooo’ or whatever the hell your name is ! :)

      *** special ‘thank you’ video for all Flyer friends ***

      • flyerspsu - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:28 AM

        i was actually amused by this rant, maybe it was the Flyer bias but i surprisingly enjoyed it, even the video made sense here

      • blackhawksdynasty - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:07 AM

        Happy troll day ‘blom’

      • comeonnowguys - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM

        4-1.

  2. pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    So let me get this straight, Giroux is now the best player in the game after scoring an OT goal? What a joke! This just as bad when they said Mario passed the torch to Lindros in 1997.

    • SergeantKabukiMan - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

      Where does it exactly say that in the article? Who is they? And why do you care?

      • laxman1944 - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:07 AM

        No sh$t

        Some just get so upset when the Flyers win a game……….sad

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

      What are you talking about? Who said Giroux is the best player in the game (besides Lavy)? Everyone knows Crosby is the face of the game, however it could be argued that G has been the best in the league over the past few months. He’s scored a bunch of huge goals and made a ton of big plays. The guy has been a machine and if you’re not worried about the Flyers following this past weekend then you’re either delusional or a liar. Wanna play the health card? Well this team (minus the first 5 minutes) just controlled the game against the defending champs. And our captain scored a huge goal just like great leaders should.

      If Giroux continues to carry the team to playoffs he’s gotta be in the Hart race. He’s been too good not to.

      • toiletclown - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:07 AM

        haha you fanboys are insane. The guy had 4 good games and hes the mvp of the league. HAHAHAHAHA

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:12 AM

        says the guy that doesn’t claim a team of his own. lemme guess, your team has 0 guys in the Hart running. hell, you probably aren’t even a hockey fan.

        lol and just take a look at the point standings for this year…. “4 good games,” get the f*** out of here.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:32 AM

        sorry, points as in G/A, not “point standings.” or… you could look at those too, because Giroux has a lot to do with those #s as well.

      • hockey412 - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:43 AM

        I am so thoroughly confused by the posts from Pens fans – toiletclown is always an idiot but I’m confused about pitpensrulez, I feel like there was a comment deleted or something. Either way, the Flyers did play another hellofa good game, and as a Pens fan you are correct, it’s scary. They know how to suit up for big games (they have a little more motivation than some teams also right now).

        I’d agree there has to be some consideration for the Hart, he’s definitely in the running already. Might depend on the finish.

      • toiletclown - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:57 AM

        hockey412 is an idiot. Apparently you are new to the game of hockey. The flyers have been dogsh1t all year until 5 games ago. They are not good. Mark my words they will lose round 1 in 5 games if they even make it

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:04 AM

        lol I can’t believe this guy thinks we’re going to “mark his words.” your words mean absolutely nothing to anybody on this site… certainly not enough for us to “mark” them.

      • laxman1944 - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM

        Toilet…..please do what you do best……eat poop…..

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • flyerspsu - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:31 PM

      Nobody is saying he is the best player in the game, but hes one of the best, he’s led the NHL in points for over 3 months now and is as clutch as any player in the league

      • flyeredup202 - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM

        Oh captain my Captain will lead us to the promised land….. Guy is in beast mode since he was told no to the Canadian team…. He is playing with a HUGE chip on his shoulder…. when you look at the fact he was hurt at the beginning of the season and took him a while to get rolling, and is now 4th in points and still climbing? How can your not argue he is a top player in the league? Crosby is the face of the league and a talented player but he is also a baby and is always looking for the arm up from the zebra, G puts his head down and plays harder…. what a hockey player is supposed to do…. Most would have just dumped the puck…. G goes hard and buries one to get his team the point…. .4 seconds is CLUTCH.

    • thephillyfanclub - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      Grow up

    • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      What this is is a non-Penguins article that may or may not praise the Flyers. What this does biologically is drive all Penguins fans, true and ones made out of spermicidal plastic crazy. Why would it do that?

      Because Penguins fans are born with the innate hatred of the Flyers. They drop out of their sisters birth canals and hate the Flyers. That is the only thing that could possibly spawn so much hatred between a person that does like a team and a person that does not.. we got to your sister first. And to make it worse it might be your sistermom named June. Man if that is really what this is all about then you are welcome to my Veterans benefits.. my bad man. I thought she was a steady one nighter.. but you might not be safe to do that in Pittsburgh….im sorry man.. next time 2 Troj’s per go.. promise.. really this time.

      • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:22 AM

        WOW.. im totally sorry.. I bought a case of Sam Adams IPA samplers this weekend and.. wow.. did i just let go.

        Kinda like a StewyFaceHugginPredatorStylePenguinsFail type of response.. and I have to.. HAVE to respond with something positive about the Penguins..

        I did contemplate painting the mancave that color.. is that anything?? NO?? Wow..

        I am so upset.

        There is a massive amount of..what could only be considered baddddnesss… omg who came up with that.. that was about to be let go.. but we figured that.. well.. your case manager wouldn’t approve.. you know because.. your such a bit5h and all….

      • thephillyfanclub - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:34 AM

        Wow, I am honestly starting to think you are a pens fan posing as a flyers fan, and if your not shut up man, every time you comment on an article, it makes no sense whatsoever, we are here to talk hockey and you are not funny and making the rest of us flyers fans look bad, you’re just as bad as pitpenguinsrules, were here to talk hockey, not listen to you and his garbage.

      • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:05 AM

        To The PhillyFanClub, as i wanted you so much to be a victim of the Pittsburgh curb stomping, but i have seen the error of my way.

        You Sir, are striking me as a Pens fan in the “Orange and Black” and are betraying the true cloth with your foul words… (IE. you are being an internet b1tch for a team that got azzraped but are still defending them like you care)

        I really do have all night to respond.. so if your the PhillyFanFail.. im waiting for your response………but i might be recycling my beer…may be a minute.

      • thephillyfanclub - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:20 AM

        Damn you are dead on balls accurate, keep throwin me back genius, that razor sharp wit of yours really has me rattled

      • thephillyfanclub - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:22 AM

        Throwin em back*

      • hockey412 - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM

        This whole conversation made me laugh. As a Pens fan.

        Hockey is a great sport, and there is a lot of emotion inherent within. However graceful and violent it can be, there are certain unspoken truths behind what you are saying; while it sounded idiotic, it’s not all completely wrong.

        We hate each other because we love to hate each other. We can’t stop because we don’t want to stop. For us to be apathetic to each other would most likely mean that both teams weren’t once again gracing the top of the standings.

        Besides someone from the Metro is going to have to shove some reality up the rear of those Boston fan pukes (jesus have you talked to those guys…what a bunch of a-holes).

    • c9castine - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:44 AM

      what the heck are you talking about? where does it say that?? let it go man this is some crap Laviolette said 3 years ago he doesn’t even coach for them anymore.

      how he hell are Pens fans going to criticize the idiots that go into Penguin articles blabbering like they are on muscle relaxers and heroin when you do crap like this?

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:14 AM

        hey man, nothin wrote with muscle relaxers and heroin.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:14 AM

        wrong*

    • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:10 AM

      lol why is it always dipsh** Penguins fans that bring this up?

      • c9castine - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:07 PM

        same reason its always dips** flyers fans that bring up things such as last years playoff loss…

        even though the flyers were watching the series from a fishing boat or a golf cart.

    • macgrubie - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:16 AM

      You make me miss the days when no one in pittsburgh cared about hockey. Here’s hoping after this round of #1 draft picks retire the penguins finally move cities.

    • kastout11 - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      I am a Flyers and Giroux fan, but who said he is the best player in the game. I admit Crosby is the best player in the league, but I am confident that Giroux is top 5 regarless of his ommission from Team Canada. He blew off the camp this past summer, and clearly that was held against him. Also, Lindros was the best player in the league for a few years, so yes Mario did pass the torch to Big “E”.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:27 AM

        their team can’t seem to beat the Flyers much so they’ve got to look back a few years for something to bash them about.

      • c9castine - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

        um. beat flyers 4-1 earlier this year.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:36 PM

        3-1 on the season for the Flyers homie.

    • coopjr - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      Some Penguins fans are very sensitive. So much so that they read things that aren’t written in the articles about the Flyers.

    • jpk6044 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      After a horrible start to the season, Giroux does lead the league in scoring since December (4th in the league, total) so, there’s that…

  3. hockeyfan28 - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Their ex coach took a bunch of heat for calling no28 the best player in the world considering he has the 4th most points in the NHL and he missed the first 15 games he is at the very least the best player in the state of Pennsylvania and he doesn’t even have to dive to draw penalties

    • cheesesteak75 - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:39 PM

      Giroux played a great game and has been playing great, but to call him the best player in the state is a little bias. He has played the same number of games as Crosby -67. Crosby has 88 points and Giroux 69. Don’t hate, celebrate.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:39 PM

      That’s good. Funny how Crosby has never been called for a dive unlike Giroux.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:51 PM

        Take into account that Crosby rarely (if ever) gets called for any of his offenses. My jaw dropped when he was sent to the box for hooking this past weekend.

      • c9castine - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:55 AM

        he has more penalty minutes than giroux. and getzlaf and kessel and seguin and kane and thornton and sharp and pavelski and toews and duchene and st. louis and….

        he doesn’t get star treatment, phanatic. give it up. flyers fans have been going on about cindy crybaby and his star treatment for 9 years and it doesn’t exist.

    • flyerspsu - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:46 PM

      agreed, im as big of a Giroux fan as anyone but you cant say hes better than Crosby, Giroux has better intangibles which makes the margin less than the point production showcases but Giroux certainly hasnt reached Crosby’s level

      • hockeyfan28 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:10 AM

        When he plays Pittsburgh he clearly looks like the better player also playoff series Claude Giroux 1 Sidney 0

      • sndflyers - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:34 AM

        Only Martin St. Louis has more points than him over the last 4 seasons. However in the last 3 seasons nobody, not even Sidney Crosby has more points than Giroux. So I don’t know how he doesn’t have the “production”

      • c9castine - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:07 AM

        haha well crosby missed 60 games 2 years ago and 12 last year.

        silly to bring him up in that conversation.

      • flyerspsu - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:38 AM

        Giroux does seem to get the better of Crosby when they go head to head which points to the statement of how Giroux has the far better intangibles (showing up in big games here) but Giroux has not reached Crosby’s level, c’mon dont make a mockery of the Flyers fanbase by automatically saying Giroux is better once he got back into the elite conversation, Crosby has missed a ton of games due to injuries, by PPG Crosby easily beats Giroux over the last few years

    • steelpenbucs87 - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Best player in PA?

      Since Giroux “got it going” at the beginning of December – he has been scoring at a 1.26 PPG pace. Sid has been scoring at 1.375 PPG clip in that same time span. In addition, Giroux has healthy wingers, Crosby has had an AHLer on his wing for about half that time.

      Giroux is a hell of a talent, should get a Hart Trophy nominee, and is absolutely clutch. But you shouldn’t dilute all that by trying to take potshots at another player.

      • hockeyfan28 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

        This is hilarious the Penguins have one of the top 5 players in the world as the no.2 center he won the friggin hart trophy the flyers have no one the caliber of Evgeni Malkin on their roster they have a solid bunch of players but this isn’t even a contest if Sidney goes down they can still ride Malkin to the playoffs if Giroux goes down the Flyers enter the draft lottery to say otherwise is ridiculous

      • kastout11 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM

        I totally disagree with hockeyfan 28. First of all, Malkin is not better than Giroux. Malkin is a turnover machine, who can easily be taken out of his game by physical play. One of the reasons he did nothing this past weekend is he was rocked by G on Saturday, then someone, whose name is escaping me now, got him off his game on Sunday. One more thing, if Crosby goes down, the Pens are done. Neal and Kunitz are average players w/out Crosby. He feeds Kunitz at even strength and who do you think feeds Neal on the PP, I am certain that it is primarily Crosby. If Crosby goes down, they are out in the first round of the playoffs, but they can still be dangerous if Malkin goes down.

      • c9castine - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM

        hockeyfan28 if i had a dollar for every time i heard the fan of another team and star player say “yeah but they have malkin and talent and my guy has nothing wah wah…”

        well, id have like, 15 dollars or something.

        plenty of talent on the philly roster. its an NHL club and they’ve been pretty healthy all year.

        Crosby, not making excuses here..played with Brian Gibbons and Jayson Megna against the flyers for a good part of those games.

        Go ahead and look up their credentials for me.

      • hockeyfan28 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:26 PM

        @kastout11 Malkin has a hart trophy they just don’t hand those things out to anyone….Giroux has no one that caliber on Phillys roster like I said the Flyers have a good solid group of forwards and a Superstar in Giroux the Penguins have two of the top 5 players in the world in their top 6 if Sid goes down they ride Malkin see just a couple years ago….if Giroux isn’t in Phillys lineup there is no way with how tight the east is they get near a playoff spot

  4. broadstreetsbaddest88 - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    “Miracle delivered!” Hahah gotta love Jim Jackson. What a game that was. Flyers lookin real strong. McDonald has been a sweet addition to this D. Surprised he’s looked this good, one of our best defensemen lately. G has just been unreal. Go Flyers

  5. flyerspsu - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    I was about to drink myself to sleep until Giroux scored, outshot the Hawks 14-5 in the 3rd, 3 posts in the period, 5 in the game, and another disallowed goal late in the 3rd that couldnt be reviewed

    Giroux has been leading the NHL in points for over 3 months and is as clutch as any player in the game, he anchors and leads the whole team on and off the ice, he deserves to be mentioned for a Hart nomination, right now hes 4th in points and only 2 away from being tied for 2nd

    • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      Makes you wonder where Cindy and his B1tch, VaGino, are huh? Oh.. they are there with their hollow points. Like an eggshell away from an unfriendly tap into a physical series. Because we all know that anyone in the NHL would rather face Cindy an her Power Puff Girls, rather than G and the TrendyNameThatIHaventThoughtUpYet!!

      Why???? Because I just drank my 5th Sam Adams “Third Voyage”. What does that mean? Have you drank a Sam Adams “Third Voyage”, no, well quit being a puss and try one.. Lets talk shop after you pick your jaw up after one…

      • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:06 AM

        Holy Jeebus.. did i really write VaGino….. wow.. thats awesome.. maybe i will get banned.. eh.. who knows..

      • flyerspsu - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:05 AM

        im still not sure if you were drunk or just a troll, im going to lean towards drunk as of now

      • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:38 AM

        Awesome when your “wingmen” add nothing to your post.. and really kinda detract from it. Sad as there are very few people that are on the side of the Flyers..eh..whatever.. have fun..

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:17 AM

        lol this guy flyersfan85 is a tool. also, clearly not a flyers fan.

  6. mcphillthy - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    I love the way these guys fight back. They don’t give up and they can take over the game at any point. All three lines are dirty hot and playing great hockey. Another character game for a team that is scaring the rest of the NHL. Underdog story. I love it.

  7. statsdolie - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Hmm Pens fan bashing G and the flyers after this past weekend. Must be worried about another early playoff exit. Flyers own your Consol Center pray you don’t see us in the playoffs

    • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:48 AM

      Huhhh..huhhh… buttt..but…we didn’t have this guy.. and that guy..and we lost…whaaattt….whhhhhaaat..

    • steelpenbucs87 - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      Anybody bashing Giroux after the way he has played of late is nothing more than sour grapes. I would argue that the same could be said for Flyers fans bashing Crosby, but that’s neither here nor there.

      The Flyers are an interesting case, because I feel like the question for them remains the same – Defense and Goaltending. The fact of the matter is they have the talent up front, but the defense and Mason have been inconsistent at times. I tend to lean more towards the Flyers being the real deal, but if the Flyers make an early exit, it’ll likely be because of goaltending or defensive deficiencies… Sounds like another team from PA – see we’re not that different at all!

  8. mcphillthy - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    And what a frickin shot by Roo!! G is leading this team. Hate on him all you want. The man is a beast!

  9. idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Fun game to watch. Good win for Philly.

  10. President Charles Logan - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Its not going to matter come June… a Beast team from the West is going to be a Cup Champion

    • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      I wanted to post something else but deemed this sites access more valuable. Good thing knowledge and reality isn’t important on this site..ie. why all Pens can still declare Cindy relevant over Bergeron and Toews.. whatever. hope some Pens fans haven’t injected their full syringes before I get back here.. I have a whole lot of nasty left.ahh… may be a lot cause…

    • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:25 AM

      idk if you’ve seen, but the Flyers, moreso than a lot of teams in the east, have a pretty “beast” record against teams in the west. take out a couple losses from their early slump and they’ve shown they can hang with any of them if they make it that far. 13-9-2 in their 24 games vs western conf teams this year. yeah yeah, i know that’s 13-11 in playoffs, but that’s still a winning record.

  11. blackhawks2010 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Terrible game Hawks, and yet a point collected. Regroup tomorrow against a better team. Need to pick up the pace and take points against the lesser teams ie East.

    • sndflyers - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:41 AM

      Clown.

      • comeonnowguys - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:50 AM

        You told him.

    • flyersfan85 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:45 AM

      Could have just given credit where credit was due as it.. faqin ran your ass for 3 straight periods and then had to win in overtime because we rang the post 4 times..

      Or something like that.. you PristineCantRememberCryinOnMyMomsTiTCauseWeSucked years..

      Its ok.. we still think you guys are grand… you dick.

      • flyerspsu - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:11 AM

        *5 posts and a disallowed goal that couldnt be reviewed if anyone is counting

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:43 AM

        believe it or not, somebody’s counting. i haven’t looked for them (because I don’t really care), but somewhere out there is a statistician that keeps track of posts hit. heard a color guy in some game I was watching the other day start to read some of those stats out.

      • whammy71 - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:48 AM

        Technically, it was not a disallowed goal. The play was whistled dead once the Flyer touched the puck after Vinny struck it with a high stick. At least get your facts straight.

        And congrats Filthy Faithful on your team turning around your crappy season.

        Your barn was rocking last night in the 3rd and OT.

        This Pens fan wants no parts of the Bs or Flyers in the playoffs.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:58 AM

        hey whammy, I’m “enjoying our crappy season” right now. go back under your rock you brainless troll.

      • whammy71 - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:36 AM

        LOL! I give you 3 compliments and yinz still throw down hate n’at. I guess Filthy is loaded with a bunch of retards.

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM

        3 compliments while we’re playing good does nothing to take back the 1000 times i had to read “ENJOY YOUR CRAPPY SEASON! WHAMMY!” while my team was pretty down and out. i love how trolls turn into “thoughtful” commenters when they end up being wrong about something. then we’re supposed to forget they were an incorrect as*hole. get the f*** off Flyers posts already, you clearly know nothing about them.

      • laxman1944 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

        Oh Whammy…..you always know just what to say….. :)

      • jpelle82 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:40 PM

        figures whammy shows up for a 100+ comment thread involving the flyers. where have you been all season d-bag?

    • sndflyers - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:07 AM

      “They skated, they won battles, they won draws,” Toews said. “They did all the little things they needed to do to win the game. If you ask me, they deserve to win it — and we didn’t.

      • laxman1944 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:17 PM

        The Chicago Captain is honest and humble.

        The Pitt Captain on the other hand….”I don’t like them”……sigh….not so much

      • jpelle82 - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:43 PM

        eh. i think saying i dont like them is pretty honest but i get what you mean, toews has a little less pressure on him and does come off more stoic if you will.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:27 AM

      lol, the Hawks came into that game winning only 4 games more than the Flyers this year. good job, you’re the masters of regulation time (15 OTLs, or is that 16 now?). Flyers are so much the “lesser team.”

  12. sndflyers - Mar 19, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Great win by the Flyers. Great moment for Giroux and the Flyer faithful. It’s excellent that they can sweep Pittsburgh with 94 pts and best the Black hawks who have 93 and yet somehow they stay humble and committed to the ultimate goal. To me that speaks volumes about the character of our team. Excited for the final push into the playoffs!

    • toiletclown - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      enjoy it while it lasts

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:29 AM

        as I did your mother. (proper english mom burn)

  13. Hockeyfan - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Ff85 you are a disgrace, short sighted and frankly disgusting with your rants.
    Flyers fans have a tough enough reputation without you making them look worse

  14. flyboystransport - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    If the flyers put a good record together in the next 12 games (3&0 so far) which should get them in the playoffs then I think its time to start considering them a valid cup contender

    • toiletclown - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      that’s laughable. 1975

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:29 AM

        ^^^ this [toilet]clown thumbs up his own posts. just sayin.

      • flyboystransport - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:03 PM

        Why is it?

    • flyerspsu - Mar 19, 2014 at 2:56 PM

      if another team knocks out the Bruins it wouldnt be too far fetched to think they could make a run to the Cup finals, then again it is the Flyers so im still going to assumed the worst and to be surprised

      • flyboystransport - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM

        At this point boston is still the clear cut favorite in the east but with the new playoff format having the 1st two rounds likely teams within your division its not out of the realm of possibility that the leafs habs or red wings couldn’t take them out. Cant comment on stlouis cause they havent played them yet but the flyers have beaten all the western conference playoff teams

  15. gsr1191 - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    as a pens fan gotta give some credit to the hated dirty rivals over on the otherside of the state. the flyers are playing well right now,we’ll see if they can keep it up. That schedule isnt getting any easier. and for those saying giroux is overrated, please shutup and take the blinders off. the guy has been on fire since december. not the best in the world but certainly in the the top 5.
    anyway, i think hockey writers should take their blinders off about the hawks who expect them to just flip the switch. this team has been playing under .500 hockey since january (lots of OT losses) and all i keep hearing is “they’re the hawks, they’ll be fine” well they better flip it soon bc i dont see them beating st. louis in a 7 game series.

    • toiletclown - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      it took them 60 games to start playing half decent. Don’t give the any credit, they don’t deserve it and will lose round 1 in the playoffs IF they even make it

      • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:46 AM

        funny you should say that… because in their 57th, 58th, and 59th games this year, they beat the Kings, Sharks, and Aves. funny how they’re able to beat top teams even tho they’re playing sub-decent hockey.

  16. kastout11 - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Great win, with the bakup goalie nonetheless. Also, Couturier is awesome. In the last three games he held Crosby (the best player in the world) to 0 points twice and shutdown Toews last night, registering 0 points. The guy doesn’t score, but to have a defensive forward like that to put against the other team’s #1 line, gives them a chance against anyone. I know there are great defensive forwards (Datsyuk, Bergeron, Toews), but if Couts were more popular and scored more, even though I realize it is an award based on your defense, he would be in the conversation for the Selke award. I am so glad Philly did not deal him at the deadline. His defense is invaluable. How great was Giroux last night, he was all over the place, and that wrister to win it, was unstoppable. Plus, I think the Flyers hit 4 or 5 posts.

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      Some serious orange Kool-Aid there. No context at all.

    • mcphillthy - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      Don’t get ne started on coots. That kid is so damn good at what he does. He won’t put 50 goals into the net but he is the reason the other teams haven’t scored 50 extra on us. I thought coots would be more recognized after how he manhandled Malkin a couple years ago but I guess he had to control toews and Crosby next. Coots is still a kid and still growing into his game. I’m so glad homer is sitting back and letting these kids grow up. We have a very strong, young core of guys going forward and we have some real defensive prospects developing in the system now.

  17. pucknskates12 - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Why so much talk of Cindy? The flyers won 3 hard games and G solidified the fight with the OT goal. Where was Crosby in the two most recent games? Oh yeah, nowhere.. Held to ZERO points. He may be the face of the game, but the flyers have a history of shutting his ass down. If anyone should get recognition on that team it’s Malkin, I at least respect him as a player and should he have been on another team, we’d praise him instead of his teammate. Let’s keep this up flyers. 6 home games of 8, we could really use all those points.

    • gsr1191 - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      crosby may have been shutdown over the weekend, but the flyers dont normally shut him down. he has 74 points in 47 career games against them.30 goals and 44 assists

      • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:42 AM

        I was about to point this out myself. Crosby was a no show this weekend (thanks mostly to Couts) but he has dominated the Flyers in his career. Atleast when it comes to personal stats. Malkin has too, tho not to the degree of Sid. 74 points in 47 games is pretty unbelievable. Still, our captain was better in those two games.

  18. 7mantel - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    I went back and forth from NYR game to the Flyers game and from what I saw the Flyers played a relentless game ! Pulling for the Flyers and NYR’s to make the playoffs because of all the bashing these teams took at the beginning of the season !

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