Claude Giroux, Daniel Briere Play Big In Eisbären Berlin Debut

By David A. Cattai
Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

When the news that Philadelphia Flyers‘ forwards Daniel Briere and Claude Giroux were heading to play overseas in the DEL, many fans were upset that they might not be able to see two of their favorite players playing NHL games in October with an orange sweater on.

Giroux and Briere were the latest Flyers to head to Europe. Their prolonged decision was finally made once news that all October games could be cancelled and the lockout could be longer than anticipated. The two forwards signed with Eisbären Berlin of the DEL. When the news of the signings went down, many fans began predicting how well the two players would produce against the skill level they had to verse.

Well yesterday, Flyers’ fans and writers finally had an opportunity to see Giroux and Briere play. Eisbären Berlin decided to play both Giroux and Briere on the same line for the majority of the game.

Giroux and Briere put on a show for all the viewers. Giroux recorded his first goal in the third period, which was a game tying goal as well. He also added two assists for a total of 3 points in his first DEL game. Briere also produced a lot of productive shots and blasts from the slot but he was held goalless. Briere was not held pointless though, as he was able to record 3 helpers during the game.

All in all, Giroux and Briere are on pace for a great DEL season from an offensive and defensive standpoint. The most important thing that hockey fans can take out of this game is that Giroux and Briere are finally back and skating competitively. It is only a matter of time until the CBA is resolved and Giroux and Briere will be back in Flyers’ orange.

David A. Cattai is the Featured Writer for the Philadelphia Flyers with Rant Sports & Featured Beat Writer covering the Philadelphia Phillies for Buzz On Broad.

Follow me on Twitter @DCattaiSports for all Flyers, Phillies, NHL, and MLB sports updates.

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