Share with your Friends

Past, present residents of Chez Briere excelling

Saturday, 04.14.2012 / 3:00 PM

By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor / Penguins vs. Flyers series blog

Share with your Friends

Penguins vs. Flyers series blog
Past, present residents of Chez Briere excelling
VOORHEES, N.J. -- Last season, Flyers center Claude Giroux moved into the house teammate Danny Briere shares with his three sons. This season, Giroux moved into his own home and rookie forward Sean Couturier has moved in.
That trio has accounted for eight of the Flyers' 12 goals in the first two games of the series.
So is there something in the water at the Briere home?
"I don't know," Couturier, who at age 19 years, 128 days old became the youngest player since 1945 to have a hat trick when he scored three in Game 2, said with a laugh. "It's not the food, for sure. We don't eat."
Giroux also had a hat trick in Game 2, after Briere scored twice in Game 1.
"I don't know how to explain it," Briere told "It's pretty cool. It's cool to see both Claude and Sean take over the game [Friday]. You put a special touch on it."
There's been no word on any team-wide sleepover parties at the Briere home.
Contact Adam Kimelman at Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016