Brotherly Puck Weekly Issue 2

SCORES & REVIEWS

12/8 at BUF    The Flyers allowed two goals early in the first period, but charged back and scored six straight for a 6-2 victory. Giroux registered a goal and three assists as he moved back to center JVR and Konecny.

12/9 at WPG    Michal Neuvirth allowed three goals on ten shots through 27 minutes and was pulled in favor of Stolarz, who didn’t fair any better. Seven different Jets scored as they destroyed the Flyers 7-1.

12/12 at CGY    The Flyers blew a late 5-3 lead with under two minutes left and lost just 35 seconds into overtime to New Jersey’s own Johnny Gaudreau. Par for the course lately.

FLYERS NEWS AND NOTES

Sean Couturier, who was listed as day-to-day made his return to the lineup against Calgary after missing two games with an injury.

Brent Flahr was hired as an assistant general manager to Chuck Fletcher. He served as an assistant to Fletcher in Minnesota since 2009.

AROUND THE NHL

The NHL holiday roster freeze starts December 19 at midnight until December 27 for waivers, trades, and loans.

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos hit the 700-point plateau on December 10 with a hat trick against the New York Rangers.

Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf recorded his 900th NHL point with an assist against the Stars on Wednesday.

STUDS & DUDS

STUDS

Claude Giroux– Giroux was already having an under-the-radar good season, but with his explosion against Buffalo, he can silence his critics once again.

Anthony Stolarz– The young goalie is continuing his hot stretch as he continues to play well despite the lackluster team around him. Have the Flyers stumbled on their new starter?

DUDS

Michal Neuvirth– Neuvy’s return lasted all of 27 minutes before he was pulled, though not because of an injury. Needless to say he isn’t the solution for the Flyers in net.

Andrew MacDonald: AMac should just take up permanent residency here. He is still seeing huge minutes and the Flyers keep losing. Coincidence?

Dave Hakstol: The man at the helm of this sinking ship should be embarrassed at the quality of play his team is displaying. Could this road trip is his final bow?

GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME OF THE WEEK

Cam Ward channels his inner Dominik Hasek to absolutely rob Kyle Connor

 

SAMUEL MORIN TRACKER

Morin was skating before the rest of the team on Friday after a doctors visit Thursday night. It was his first consecutive days of practice all season as his return date nears.

FUN FACT OF THE WEEK

Eric Lindros hold the Flyers record for most points scored on his birthday with eight (5G. 3A)

By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)

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