Giroux Van Damme

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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Flyers wallop Panthers, earn second consecutive win

Coming off of their first win of the season the Flyers were eager to take that number to two against a Florida Panthers team that were the mirror image of the Flyers through four games. While the Flyers lost their first three contests before getting a win, the Panthers had lost three in a row since winning their season opener. After a great effort with a shorthanded lineup against the Rangers on Thursday the Flyers welcomed a couple players back to lineup, amongst a myriad of other changes. Brayden Schenn returned from his one game suspension. Danny Briere made his …

Ilya Bryzgalov, courtesy KHL.ru

Crashing the Crease: It might be time to worry about Bryz.

Two weeks ago on Crashing the Crease, I examined some of Ilya Bryzgalov’s goals against in action for the KHL’s CSKA Moscow. At the time, Philly’s favorite cosmonaut had an 0-2 record, 4.02 goals-against average and a save percentage of .857. He was also made a healthy scratch at one point in his run, causing much concern for those able to watch him back home. However, looking into his play in those first two games revealed a goaltender making many saves he should, some he shouldn’t, and ultimately being let down, for the most part, by his defense. At the …

Bruins get “revenge” on Flyers, as Thomas turns in shutout

One of the key components of the Bruins’ success two years ago was absent for the Flyers’ dramatic comeback from an 0-3 series deficit last May in the Eastern Conference Semifinals: Tim Thomas.

Tuukka Rask won the starting job from Thomas midway through last season, but also bears some of the blame for the epic collapse.

Thomas, though, was in rare form as he stopped all 41 shots he faced to record his fifth shutout of the season to get his club past the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-0, on Wednesday night.