Philadelphia Flyers + Playoffs = Happy


Apr 8, 2014; Sunrise, FL, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers with defenseman Luke Schenn (22) with right wing Matt Read (24) defenseman Nicklas Grossmann (8)and right wing Jakub Voracek (93) in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

“When you have the record we have right now, you’re a little frustrated and you try to figure out what’s going on but everybody came to the rink and we know there’s a lot of hockey left to play here. We’re not far at all. How many points are we off, six? To think that with the start we had, we’re that close. We’ve never thought that we’re not going to make the playoffs.

“We’ll take it here game-by-game and we will make the playoffs.”

- Claude Giroux 10/22/2013 after starting the season 1-7-0.

The prophecy our captain has spoken of has been fulfilled. The Philadelphia Flyers have made the playoffs. In Philadelphia, that is expected. But after the start of the year this team had, having to go on an absolute tear to get to this point, it truly is remarkable.

For the first time since 2012, there will be playoff hockey in Philadelphia.

And that, my friend, is a beautiful thing.

Now let’s get home ice…

 


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