Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Claude Giroux is Streaking Again

Claude Giroux is Streaking Again

Claude Giroux is Streaking Again

Claude Giroux has 15 points in his last 10 games, during which the Flyers are 6-4. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
Claude Giroux has 15 points in his last 10 games, during which the Flyers are 6-4. (Tom Mihalek/AP)

The Flyers have two things going for them as they head into Madison Square Garden Tuesday night to face the Rangers. The goaltender is playing well and their best skater is having the second-best regular season stretch of his career.

Claude Giroux has 15 points in his last 10 games, during which the Flyers are 6-4. He had a stretch of 11 games last season (sandwiching four games he missed with a concussion), during which he rang up 19 points and the club went 8-3.

 Here are how those two stretches compare:

   2011-12  2012-13
 Dates  Dec. 2-Jan. 5     Feb. 12-March 2  
 Games  11  10
 Goals  5  4
    Even  3  3
    PP  1  1
 Assists  14  11
 Points  19  15
 Plus/Minus        +5  -4
 PIM  2  0
 Shots  28  29
 Pct.  .179  .138
More coverage
 
DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Hockey app »
 
Buy Flyers jerseys and other gear
 
2014-15 Flyers schedule
 
Forum: Will the Flyers be a contender this season?
 
Latest hockey odds
Bob Vetrone Jr.
About this blog

Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

To listen to Boop on 94WIP, click here.

Bob Vetrone Jr.
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected