Claude Giroux is due! Boop goes in on the Flyers captain with his Tuesday night NHL prop bet
Claude Giroux last celebrated a run of goals when there were fans in the stands. Boop hopes he'll break out of his slump tonight.Matt Slocum (Associated Press)

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)

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

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