Claude Giroux needs some help.
The Flyers captain went into Thursday's game among the NHL leaders by being successful on 55.4 percent of his faceoffs.
Despite his success, the Flyers had won just 46.5 percent of their draws, putting them 28th in the 30-team NHL.
Put another way: If you take away Giroux, the rest of the Flyers had won just 40.9 percent of their faceoffs. As a result, the Flyers are getting less zone time and frequently seem to be on the defensive side of the puck.
Here are the other Flyers and their faceoff percentages entering Thursday: Sean Couturier, 45.3 percent; Brayden Schenn, 41.8 percent; Max Talbot, 33.3 percent; Ruslan Fedotenko, 30.2 percent; and Danny Briere, 14.3 percent. Briere, bothered by a wrist injury, just started taking faceoffs this season and had won just one of seven.