Claude Giroux: Flyers 'just have to keep going'

Claude Giroux: Flyers 'just have to keep going'

February 12, 2013, 2:00 pm
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Another night on the road for the Flyers, another loss and another zero for Claude Giroux.
 
The Flyers' captain failed to earn a point for the eighth time in 13 games on Monday night during the club’s embarrassing 5-2 loss in Toronto.
 
Tonight, the Flyers' six-game road trip continues against the Jets.
 
Giroux, who led the team with 93 points last season and was second with 28 goals, has but three goals so far and just seven points.
 
It doesn’t seem to be a matter of the captaincy wearing heavily on him, either. Other than his determination on faceoffs, he is simply not playing well at either end of the ice.
 
Offensively, he is no different from any number of Flyers, all of whom are squeezing the stick. The Flyers have almost no offense (31 goals scored) anywhere in their lineup and their goal differential is a rather poor minus-7.
 
Giroux was angry after Monday’s loss, admitting he is frustrated with his own play right now.
 
“The chances are there,” he said. “They’re just not going in right now. It’s my last worry right now because I feel the team is playing well. We had what, 40-some shots? It was one of our best offensive games. We had chances. It’s just a matter of time before they go in.”
 
In the Flyers' six road losses so far, they have scored a total of nine goals. In their one road victory at Florida, they scored seven goals.
 
“I know if I score points, it’s going to help the team,” Giroux said. “I’m trying to help the team. Like I said, we’re getting a lot of chances. We just have to keep going here. It’s got to go in at some point.”
 
At some point, general manager Paul Holmgren has to make a deal for a scoring forward. The Flyers remain a point out of a playoff berth as the 11th seed, but still mired deep in the Eastern Conference standings while other Atlantic Division clubs, such as the Devils and Penguins are piling up points.