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Author: Subject: Flyers 5 takeaways: Claude Giroux responds to self-criticism with 3 points

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Flyers 5 takeaways: Claude Giroux responds to self-criticism with 3 points

Claude Giroux wanted it reported that he wasn’t happy with his own play. He thought the team’s best players should be the ones producing and although he was happy secondary scoring was there, Last game, he wants to be the one doing the heavy lifting for the Flyers.

” he said. “When you help the team win,“A little bit better, that’s what you’re trying to do. You’re trying to do something that helps the team and I think everybody did a good job tonight. Power play was able to get (two) goals. That was nice to help guys relax a little bit.”

After a scoreless and rather uneventful first period, Giroux helped Travis Konecny score with a great feed on a tic-tac-toe goal in the first minute of the second period.

It was Giroux’s fifth three-point game this season and needed for a win that made for a big night. The New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils both lost in regulation,adidas Philipp Grubauer jersey, the Flyers got closer to where they want to be, so while the order of the standings didn’t change, which isn’t just a wild card spot.

And Giroux chewing himself out may have helped his own game,adidas Blake Wheeler jersey, but Hakstol loved how it looked to teammates even more.

“He expects a lot from the people around him,” the coach said. “After a good win for our team, but he puts himself at the head of the line, he had a lot of praise for his teammates and felt like he needed to be better (Tuesday against Carolina). That’s something that was well respected in the locker room.”

you’ve got to challenge yourself,adidas Patrik Laine jersey,“When you’re not playing the way you want to,” Giroux added. “Coaches do a good job and even teammates. I’ve got Jake (Voracek) and even Wayne (Simmonds) yelling at me a couple times. That kind of gets you going a little bit.”

This isn’t exactly breaking news, but the Flyers have struggled with effectively clearing the puck from their zone. It has been particularly costly on the penalty kill recently and in the second period it was 5-on-5 when Radko Gudas coughed it up and Andrew Shaw ended up tying the game late in the frame.

spending more time on all fours than Scott Hartnell,Authentic Michael Hutchinson jersey,Gudas had an awful game, who used to count his falls and make a donation to charity. Gudas’ charity Thursday night was a few shots against or at least an odd-man rush.

“I think there were four or five plays whether it be at the offensive blue line — we’ve got a lead and they didn’t have a whole lot going on — instead of just putting it in behind (their net) when we had nothing else,” he said. “Then in our own end we had a couple pucks near the blue line where instead of just punching them out and working the puck up the ice, we tried to make something out of nothing,adidas Connor Hellebuyck jersey, we didn’t do that. Those things hurt us. Hopefully that’s something we can take from this game and apply as we go forward.

“When you look at it after, when you look back at it,” said Devils center Travis Zajac, Authentic Dustin Byfuglien jersey,it’s a fast game, who fought Gudas as soon as he exited the penalty box. “It could have been avoided maybe. Probably. But I think, it wasn’t like some of his malicious intent-to-injure type of hits. You never know what the league is going to do.”

like Zajac,Palmieri said after the game Gudas, had lost the benefit of the doubt. But he, a repeat offender in terms of suspensions, was not surprised Gudas did not receive a hearing with the NHL Player Safety Department.

“No,” Palmieri said. “Like I said before,Authentic Philipp Grubauer jersey, it is what it is, it’s not my decision to make.”

” Peters said. “The effort wasn’t very good guys,“The effort didn’t change overnight,Authentic Blake Wheeler jersey, that’s the truth. That’s a fact.”

either. No one was on waivers to make room for call-ups from Charlotte,And nothing changed about the team, and Peters said he wasn’t expecting any new arrivals. Justin Faulk was the first player off the ice after practice. Scott Darling saw plenty of shots and Cam Ward will start Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. All business as usual despite Sunday’s disaster.

“When it doesn’t go your way,Authentic Patrik Laine jersey,” Justin Williams said. “The response against San Jose was poor,adidas Dustin Byfuglien jersey, good teams bounce back right away, for lack of a better word.”

an indication that it’s put-up-or-shut-up time for him. Or three,There are three possible ways to look at this: One,Authentic Connor Hellebuyck jersey, Peters begged for help and didn’t get any, Ron Francis thought Sunday was fine. Two, the players are being told that no help is around the corner and they’re going to have to figure their own way out of this.

the belief is that this current team is physically talented enough to emerge from the mess at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division and claim a playoff spot if it can get its mind right. How the Hurricanes respond to Peters’ comments Tuesday will have a lot to say about whether it can. Given that Sunday was the team’s response to another poor performance Friday,adidas Michael Hutchinson jersey,While the Hurricanes have a handful of players who would almost certainly clear waivers and a handful of players tearing things up in the AHL, there’s not a lot of reason to expect that it will.

“That remains to be seen, because you don’t do it unless you do it,” Hurricanes forward Justin Williams said. “We have 29 games here to find out who we are, if that makes any sense, what kind of team we want to be, because it’s right there for us. If we play to our standards, it’s still right there for us. So we just have to do it.”

Every indication suggested that 2018 would be an unforgettable year for Logan Couture.

the Sharks forward went on an eye-popping run in the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs,After narrowly missing the cut for Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey team in 2014, landed an invitation to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and emerged as one of the best two-way centers in the NHL.

Couture will be in the middle of a playoff race with the Sharks (28-16-8),Instead of potentially competing for his country overseas when the tournament kicks off on Feb. 14, who wrap up a five-game road trip against the Colorado Avalanche (28-19-4) in Denver Tuesday.

playing for Canada. It would have been a cool experience,“It is disappointing, represent your country. I had an amazing time playing in the World Cup,” Couture said. “It would mean a lot to win a medal, but my ultimate goal is to win the Stanley Cup.

As is the case with most Canadians of his generation, Japan in 1998, Olympic hockey is embedded within the fabric of Couture’s childhood sports memories. He stayed up late to watch Wayne Gretzky compete for Canada in Nagano, he tuned in for every game when Mario Lemieux led the country to its first gold medal in 50 years in 2002 and he felt the nation’s heartbreak when Joe Thornton and the boys got upset by Switzerland in 2006.
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