Claude Giroux is due! Boop goes in on the Flyers captain with his Tuesday night NHL prop bet
Flyers at Devils, 7 p.m. (NBCSP)
For the first time in a long time, the Flyers have lost back-to-back regular season games. Over their last four full periods, Philly is being outscored 10-3 by the Bruins.
Maybe the Bostonians were a little ticked off because they won the President’s Trophy last season, but because of the round-robin Covid reboot, surrendered the East No. 1 seed to Philadelphia. Both teams fell in the second round of the playoffs, so this was the first opportunity the Bruins had at the Orange-and-Black since then. They did not waste it.
Now here come the not-nearly-as-hapless-as-they-used-be New Jersey Devils (3-1-1), coming off a 2-0 shutout of the defending Eastern Conference champion New York Islanders.
Not exactly what head coach Alain Vigneault needs. What he does need is some production from . . . Claude Giroux.
The Flyers’ captain thought he had broken his 2021 maiden with a power-play goal to open the scoring against the Bruins on Jan. 21, but the goal was changed to Travis Konecny on a redirection we still haven’t been able to make out on the slow-motion replay.
Nonetheless, G is now slogging through a one-goal-in-23-games stretch, and that is fine when the team is winning, but all of a sudden, they are not.
It is time for the captain to tickle the twine, something he has not done against the New Jerseyans since before Valentine’s Day . . . of 2018. That’s nearly three years and seven games of nothingness. He is Jersey Due.
We just wish he had a little higher odds going for him. The guy is, after all, in a slump.
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GIROUX GOALS –
Over 0.5 (+260) . . . $10/$26