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He came into the Oilers’ zone from the left side and made a double move, first to freeze defenseman Andrew Ference, then goalie Devan Dubnyk.
That’s when Claude Giroux’s shot finally snapped a 21-game goal drought, lifting the weight of Wells Fargo Center off the captain’s shoulders.
“To see all the boys on the bench happy, too that was really fun,” Giroux said after the Flyers' 4-2 win over Edmonton. “I just wanted to put it on the net. Coming into the game, I said I was going to put it on net. That’s what I did.”
Instead of slamming his stick to the ice or trashing it altogether like he did in the second period after a double miss, Giroux held it high like an Olympic torch as his teammates surrounded him with congratulations.
“When I couldn’t be the player there to score the goal, I started smiling,” Giroux said. “It’s frustrating. It’s been a couple months now and it’s been tough, but getting that one got a lot of weight off. It’s a big win for us before we go on t
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Philadelphia Flyers star center Claude Giroux’s car was hit while it was parked. However, according to multiple reports, Giroux was luckily not in the car when the accident occurred on Friday night. The captain is fine, but carries a career-long 21-game goalless drought into tonight’s game with the Edmonton Oilers.
You know you have a goaltending problem when….. The Edmonton Oilers did it. They became ‘that team’ to give ostracized goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov another chance in the NHL despite his horrificly expensive debacle with the Philadelphia Flyers. Making the decision…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a 1-year contract appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
With the same players on the lineup card every night, the Flyers are running out of solutions to the same problems.
Too many turnovers. Too few shots. A lot of forced passes. Not enough skating.
What’s a coach to do when the same pieces of his puzzle never seem to fit?
“I’m trying to find some life and some spark offensively,” Craig Berube said after a practice with new...
The Edmonton Oilers have struggled badly this season keeping the puck out of their own net. They currently rank dead last in both goaltender Save Percentage (87.4%) and Goals Against Average (3.83). Certainly the team’s overall defensive play could be better but lackluster goaltending is a big issue in Edmonton.
Ilya Bryzgalov was the prize free agent acquisition two summers ago...
Saturday afternoon’s matchup pitted the NHL’s worst offensive team against its worst defensive team, which… didn’t sound promising for either side. However, the Flyers, who were held scoreless in their last game (Thursday at New Jersey), opened up the scoring first, with a nice redirection from Rosehill at 11:56. Then, at 17:16, Hartnell’s second goal of the season gave...
Lots of chatter over the last 24 hours as the Oilers and Flyers are about to drop the puck.
Last night rumors swarmed (from not only fake twitter accounts) that the Flyers and Oilers were discussing a major trade. The rumors of a done deal were way premature and here is what else I can add this afternoon (so far).
The Flyers aren't the only team discussing the trade with...
The NHL is working to eliminate checks to the head, however referees are still inconsistent when enforcing the rule.
During Saturday afternoons game between the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers, Anton Belov made shoulder-to-shoulder contact with Claude Giroux, sending him to the ice. The referee gave Belov a match penalty, sending Belov to the dressing room for the remainder...
Did this hit by Belov deserve a match penalty?
The Edmonton Oilers say they have a verbal agreement in place to sign goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year contract.
Bryzgalov's deal was contingent on the completion of trade with the Calgary Flames that cleared defenseman Ladislav Smid's $3.5 million cap hit off the books.
The Philadelphia Flyers bought out of the final seven years of Bryzgalov's $51 million, nine...
CKNW is reporting that Vancouver Giants defenseman Brett Kulak and forward Jackson Houck are facing criminal charges from an incident at an Aug. 18 house party in Delta.
Kulak, 19, a Calgary Flames prospect, and Houck, 18, a Edmonton Oilers prospect, are each charged with assault causing bodily harm. Kulak faces a second charge of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm...
from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,
First, it announces to the long suffering fans of the Edmonton Oilers, who have watched their team finish 30th, 30th, 29th and 24th in the past four seasons, that once again it’s, “Wait ‘til next year.’
It declares the team has done the math and come to the realization finishing in the playoffs is already a massive mathematical...
The Edmonton Oilers have parted ways with defenceman Ladislav Smid.
On Friday, the Oilers announced they had traded Smid and goaltending prospect Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames in exchange for centre Roman Horak and goaltender Laurent Brossoit.
Horak, 22, originally selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round – 127th overall – in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, has spent...
What happened to the Battle of Alberta? The Edmonton Oilers traded prominent defenceman Ladislav Smid to their biggest rivals the Calgary Flames this evening. The deal was concocted to free up cap space, allowing the Oilers to sign free agent…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers trade defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Calgary Flames appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
#Oilers have reached a verbal agreement on a one-year contract with G Ilya Bryzgalov, pending completion of today's EDM-CGY trade.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 9, 2013
Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Today’s Around the Net will be different. I only have a few links to share, then I will be adding my opinion to this mess known as the Flyers. Outsider’s voice of reason You might hate Ryan Lambert because he’s a douche, but he might be right on about this...