Giroux amid 8-game losing streak: 'We need to figure it out pretty quick'
The Philadelphia Flyers are on a downward spiral, losing their eighth game in a row with a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux wasn't a fan of his team's performance and is looking to right the ship as soon as possible.
"I've played a lot of embarrassing games, and this is one of them," Giroux said postgame. "We need to figure it out pretty quick here."
Despite the lopsided score, Philadelphia outshot the Lightning 39-27. The Flyers also had 27 scoring chances to Tampa Bay's 20 and finished with a 60.53 Corsi For rating, according to Natural Stat Trick.
Carter Hart was pulled after allowing five unanswered goals through the first period and a half. Sunday's contest marked the young netminder's fourth straight loss.
Cam Atkinson - who is leading the team with eight goals - was also disappointed in his team's performance in front of the Flyers' home crowd.
"Our fans, they support us, and to lay kind of a goose egg like that in front of them, it's embarrassing," Atkinson said. "Like I said, let's take a hard look in the mirror, and we have another opportunity tomorrow, and let's get back on track."
Head coach Alain Vigneault shouldered a lot of the blame for the team's recent performance and is looking for ways to move in the right direction.
"We are looking for solutions to our situation and, you know, we all have a job to do. We got to get to work and all do our part," Vigneault said. "The leader of this group - the guy that's got both his hands on the steering (wheel) - is me, and I got to find a way to get this group to play better. We're in a bad skid right now, and we need to end this."
The Flyers currently sit in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division with an 8-10-4 record. The club owns a 1-7-2 record in its last 10 contests.