Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Giroux line continues to struggle

UPDATE: After practice on Friday, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said the Giroux line would remain intact.

Giroux line continues to struggle

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UPDATE: After practice on Friday, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said the Giroux line would remain intact.

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The Flyers' top line _ Claude Giroux centering Jaromir Jagr and Scott Hartnell _ has carried the team this season.

That said, it's fair to wonder if coach Peter Laviolette will break them up for a game or two because they are in their first prolonged slump of the season.

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Giroux (one goal in his last 12 games) and Jagr (one goal in his last 10 games) have particularly struggled. They say they have healed from recent injuries, but the setbacks appear to have taken them out of their rhythm.

In Thursday's 4-1 loss to the visiting Islanders, the line was a combined minus-7. Giroux and Jagr were each minus-3.

In their last six games, the line is a combined minus-17.

So should the line be changed for Saturday's matinee in New Jersey?

Give us your call.

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