Welcome to another edition of trivia Wednesday. Today we will be asking questions about coaches and captains of the past. Before we get started, let's look at last week's answer(s). Last Wednesday we asked Who am I. The answer was Brian Propp.
The blue line remains a battered place for the Flyers.
Braydon Coburn has missed time twice with injury, including now after suffering a lower-body injury against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 12. Nick Grossmann went down with an upper-body injury against the Capitals on Jan. 8.
Most recently, on Monday afternoon, the Flyers lost Nick Schultz and Carlo Colaiacovo with upper-body injuries, leaving just four regular defensemen in the lineup - Mark Streit, Andrew MacDonald, Luke Schenn and Michael Del Zotto. There is also Kimmo Timonen - a valuable missing piece for the Flyers - who hasn't played all season and likely won't as he deals with a blood clot in his leg.
Needing call-ups, the Flyers elected to go with Brandon Manning and Oliver Lauridsen, two younger players with NHL experience. While the moves were understandable, and likely just for one game, there was belief that the Flyers could pull the trigger on calling up 19-year-old prospect Robert Hagg.
Through the ongoing struggles the Flyers face and an even worse situation on defense due to injury, the Flyers are remaining patient with the prospects.
In the past week, the Flyers had lost to the Washington Capitals, 1-0, the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, defeated the lowly Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, and lost to the New York Islanders, 7-4. You wouldn't know it from the team that took the ice on Tuesday night.
Once again, the Pittsburgh Penguins brought out the best - and baddest - in the Flyers.
A 3-2 overtime win was the result, but in between, the game featured four fights, a controversial hit, and much more. It was finally capped with the only power-play goal of the game, Claude Giroux's overtime winner.