Oh the madness March can bring; and I’m not talking about the hardwood either. The Philadelphia Flyers are absolutely on fire right now, and they are showing zero signs of slowing down. Historically, Philadelphia has always been a second half team, so the success they are currently having early on in March is to nobody’s surprise. However, the dominance they are showing is something not too many people expected. It may have been only three games, but the Flyers look like a completely different animal as of late and they have moved into second place in the Metropolitan Division in doing so.
Winning all three games in March so far, Philly has done so off of some dominating scoring displays. Captain Claude Giroux has scored four goals in those three games which is the most among any player for the month of March so far. Having scored 15 goals in those three games, Philly leads the league in total goals and goals per game (5) for the month of March.
A few weeks back, I wrote two pieces on the dominance that both Giroux and Jakub Voracek would have in March. So far, they have lived up to those pieces and are No. 1 and No. 2 in the NHL in scoring during the month of March.
Giroux and Voracek aren’t the only streaking Flyers, though. Veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen looks like he’s 21 years old again. He is tied with Mike Green for the league lead in assists among all players and is tied with Green for the most points by a defenseman in March (5).
Again, it’s to nobody’s surprise that they are having the success they are, but the displays the Flyers are putting on are just plain mean. They really are living up to their nickname — The Broad Street Bullies.