The Flyers' lone all-star representative scored a goal Sunday, but the Metropolitan Division lost to the Atlantic,7-4, in the semifinals in Tampa.
They are preparing for a grueling end to their up-and-down season: 33 games in 67 nights.
Nearly two years removed from hip and abdominal surgery, Giroux is healthy again and back among the NHL's elite players. He will play in his fifth all-star game on Sunday.
Thanks to a 16-6-1 surge, the Flyers are in a playoff spot in the tightly contested Eastern Conference. After the all-star break, they play 27 of their remaining 33 games against East opponents.
Here are five observations from the Flyers' 5-1 loss Thursday to Tampa Bay, including Ivan Provorov's offensive growth:
The Flyers' four-game winning streak was halted Thursday night as they were whipped by the NHL's best team, Tampa Bay, 5-1.
In limited minutes, hard-nosed winger Tyrell Goulbourne has added energy and speed to the Flyers' lineup. The team won the first seven games he played after being recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The Flyers will be trying to go into the all-star break with a five-game winning streak, but high-scoring Tampa Bay will offer a tough challenge Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers, winners of four straight, will need a much better all-around effort than they gave Tuesday if they are going to knock off powerful Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Travis Konecny scored the game-winner Tuesday and Jake Voracek had his 20th multi-point game of the season as the Flyers outlasted host Detroit in OT, 3-2.
The Flyers have not lost faith in defenseman Travis Sanheim, 21, who was sent to the minors Monday. They hope he builds his confidence with the AHL's Phantoms.
"The atmosphere was unbelievable. If I hadn't been there to see it live, I probably wouldn't have believed it," goalie Michal Neuvirth said.
Carter Hart was named the Western Hockey League's Goaltender of the Week for the fifth time.
The Flyers, winners of three straight, will play their first game at the new Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.
Sanheim, 21, was a healthy scratch in eight of the last nine games, and the Flyers want him playing.
After being out of the lineup for two games, goalie Brian Elliott was stellar as the Flyers outlasted Washington in overtime, 2-1, and moved into a playoff spot Sunday.
The surging Flyers moved into a playoff spot Sunday afternoon for the first time since Nov. 10. Travis Konecny scored the game-winning goal.
Paul Holmgren, the Flyers' president, has ties to both the Eagles and Vikings. But his heart bleeds purple since he grew up in Saint Paul, Minn.
The Flyers, three points out of a wild-card spot, will be aiming for their second win over New Jersey in the last week.
Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth has looked sharp recently, and he figures to reduce Brian Elliott's workload in the season's second half.