Claude Giroux’s 1,000th career game has arrived.
The 34-year-old captain will accomplish the feat on Thursday as the Flyers (18-30-11) host the Predators (35-21-4).
Let’s get to the basics of the game:
- When: 7 p.m. ET with The Warm Up at 6 p.m. ET and Flyers Pregame Live at 6:15 p.m. ET
- Or: Wells Fargo Center
- Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
- Direct: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app
• The team and the organization did a very good job preparing for Giroux’s defining moment.
It’s an impressive and remarkable mark that should be celebrated, especially since it looks like this could be the goodbye between Giroux and the Flyers.
The organization has a lot planned for the night.
Giroux’s teammates and staff also make him special.
The Flyers wore custom-made Giroux jerseys Thursday morning to commemorate their 1,000th game. They will also wear special Giroux jerseys during warm-ups. The shirts were worn by a handful of players during optional morning training.
“The coaches are doing a great job in that area,” Flyers interim head coach Mike Yeo said. “The players have all thought about whether it’s gifts or whatever they can do. We talk about it a lot, but it’s very, very well deserved. It’s special.”
Farabee was a fan of Giroux clothing.
“I really like it,” he says. “The shirts are pretty cool. I’m excited for the warm-ups. I know I’ll be wearing G’s shirt, so it’ll be pretty special too. Hopefully I can get a good picture of that to save.”
• Cam York will be on the best defensive pairing with Ivan Provorov.
He’s a southpaw who plays on the right side, so there are some adjustments for York. But he should have the chance to play big minutes.
As forward, Max Willman will enter the lineup in place of Gerry Mayhew.
Morgan Frost-Claude Giroux-Travis Konecny
James van Riemsdyk-Derick Brassard-Cam Atkinson
Oskar Lindblom-Kevin Hayes-Joel Farabee
Max Willman-Patrick Brown-Zack MacEwen
Ivan Provorov – Cam York
Travis Sanheim – Rasmus Ristolainen
Keith Yandle – Justin Braun
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