Flyers Clinch 2014 Playoffs
- Updated: April 9, 2014
Claude Giroux has proven to be pretty amazing at putting the puck in the net, is that not one of his reasons of being captain on the throne? With a playoff clinch in sight, Giroux came in the clutch! He scored two goals in the Flyers’ 5-2 win against the Florida Panthers to clinch a playoff berth with three games to go in the season.
When the Philadelphia Flyers lost seven of their first eight games, the captain made a prediction that seemed pretty unlikely at the time.
“We’ve never thought that we’re not going to make the playoffs,” Giroux said a few days before the Flyers’ second win of the year.
“We’ll take it here game-by-game and we will make the playoffs.”
With the victory, the Flyers remained two points behind the second-place New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers, who are battling through some key injuries, have two games remaining (Buffalo and Montreal), while the Flyers have three (Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Carolina). The Flyers, who are 40-22-9 since their 1-7 start, also remained two points ahead of fourth-place Columbus.