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Last week on Flyers Faithful…

Here are some of the highlights from the past week on Flyers Faithful:   Kevin Christmann took a look at Sean Couturier’s improved faceoffs through the season’s first six games.   Steve Jacot started a campaign to make “Whoomp! (There It Is)” the Flyers’ new goal song.   Mike Baumann had an excellent guest post on the issue of fighting in hockey.   Kim Pollock interviewed Riley Cote about the Phantoms.   Geoff Mang reveals what the Flyers are really doing to get Claude Giroux going.   Kim Pollock made the case to not judge Claude Giroux against Peter Laviolette’s …

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Despite Great Play, Falcons Clip Phantoms in Shootout

An incredibly strong game by the Adirondack Phantoms (1-3-0-2), unfortunately lead to a shootout loss to the undefeated Springfield Falcons (5-0-0-0). Nick Cousins scored his second goal in back-to-back games and Rob Bordson contributed a goal, but it was not enough. Yann Danis was very solid in net, stopping 27 of 29 shots — including a couple really nice glove saves and a diving play that could have changed the momentum of the game in the Falcons’ favor. The Phantoms jumped out to the early lead when Chris VandeVelde skated down the slot with the puck, dumping it back to …

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Flyers Defeat Penguins 4-2; Giroux Defeats Terrorists

What started out as a routine night for the undefeated Philadelphia Flyers climaxed with the death of two terrorists on the ice and ended with another easy win for the Flyers. Flyers captain Claude Giroux started the scoring early in the game, when he dangled and dazzled his way around the entire starting line-up of the Pittsburgh Penguins off the opening faceoff. Giroux dizzy-danced around all five Penguins players and then razzled-razzled Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for a 1-0 lead five seconds into the game. With all four Flyers lines styling and profiling, ripping and rocking due to each line …

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Penguins Ice Philadelphia; Flyers Fall To 1-7

Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh at the 12:13 of the second period to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead, as they would eventually hold on to beat the Flyers 4-1 Thursday night in Philadelphia. Kunitz’s game winning goal came off a rebound from Pascal Dupuis. Defenseman Matt Nikanen also assisted on the goal. Pittsburgh’s first goal came from Jussi Jokinen and was assisted by Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins got their insurance goal from Sidney Crosby off a redirection from Dupuis. Malkin scored an empty net goal from Craig Adams and Crosby to ice the game. Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury had …

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Op/Ed: Let’s Not Make “The Label” a Thing

The Flyers have now played four games underneath a new head coach. And yet, apparently, we’re still blaming Peter Laviolette for some of their issues. It might make sense if we’re talking about the mishandling of training camp, or his particular system, or something concrete. But no, according to one local sportswriter/analyst, Laviolette is at fault for the lackluster play of team captain Claude Giroux. CSN Philly’s John Boruk published an article yesterday discussing how Giroux has not been the same since his now ex-coach labeled him “the best player in the world” during the 2012 playoffs. Maybe Giroux has …