The signs were there. The frustrations of the Flyers captain were on full display as the Flyers suffered a shootout loss on Thursday. His linemate Jake Voracek had just one goal in his previous 15 games - an empty-net goal in Washington on Feb. 8 - but scored a power-play goal on Thursday.
The struggles of the pair have forced the hand of Craig Berube. At Flyers practice on Friday, Claude Giroux and Voracek were on separate lines for the first time in nearly three seasons.