Claude Giroux joins Flyers legends with 100th point

Claude Giroux joins Flyers legends with 100th point

Claude Giroux has joined the century club.

And at age 30, no less.

In Game 82, the Flyers' captain punctuated his career season Saturday by scoring a second-period goal to give him 100 points for 2017-18. Less than six minutes later, he tacked on another and the party was on at the Wells Fargo Center.

Oh, and then he added one more for good measure.

A hat trick — the first of his career.

Fans chanted MVP and bellowed his name.

The admiration and appreciation is more than deserved.

Giroux's resurgence is hard to wrap your head around. Obviously he's healthy compared to last season, but still …

2016-17: 82 games, 14 goals, 44 assists, 58 points, minus-15

2017-18: 82 games, 34 goals, 68 assists, 102 points, plus-28

The 100-plus points puts Giroux in unique company. He's the first Flyer since Eric Lindros in 1995-96 to amass the triple-digit total and becomes only the sixth to do so, joining Lindros, Bill Barber, Bob Clarke, Rick MacLeish and Mark Recchi.

"It feels great," Giroux said at second intermission. "Fans really made me feel special and I'm pretty happy about that."

Here's a look at the sights and sounds:


(Zack Hill/Philadelphia Flyers)

You need to see Petr Mrazek's new mask ASAP

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Philadelphia Flyers

You need to see Petr Mrazek's new mask ASAP

Petr Mrazek has only been a Flyer for a couple of weeks now, but it looks like he's well aware of the organization's history. 

Mrazek will likely debut a new *1000 fire emojis* mask Saturday vs. the Jets. Seriously, check this beauty out. 

Mrazek's mask pays homage to past Flyers legends Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent and Dave Schultz, with "1974" written on the side to honor the Flyers' first Stanley Cup. 

But Mrazek's mask may not even be the freshest mask in the organization.

Check out Anthony Stolarz's mask, complete with the cast of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and Will Smith. 

Don't worry, Rhys Hoskins foresees Flyers in awesome spot

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Don't worry, Rhys Hoskins foresees Flyers in awesome spot

There aren't many days off in spring training.

So when the Phillies had one Tuesday, Rhys Hoskins took a break from Grapefruit League competition and took in some NHL action down the road at Amalie Arena as the Tampa Bay Lightning hosted the Florida Panthers.

The Lightning welcomed the Phillies' slugger with a tweet naming him the #BoltsSocial captain of the game.

Hoskins is quite the athlete. Along with baseball, he also played football and basketball at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California. He was clearly excited for the game and was simply being a good sport by saying Go Bolts, showing his appreciation for the hospitality.

To no surprise, some Flyers fans took exception.

But don't worry.

Hoskins made sure to point out he's pulling for the orange and black. He even picked what would be an awesome Eastern Conference Final.

Hey, Flyers fans would take that. And you can bet Hoskins would be there in support.