The chirpiness in Claude Giroux's words sounded like his victory voice.

Ten minutes after the Flyers had lost a Saturday matinee to the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in a shootout, their top scorer was upbeat, even though he'd just gone scoreless for the third game in a row — this doughnut including a skate-backwards-to-the-goal shootout try gone bad.

All things considered, Giroux figured there was a lot of good to take from a game in which the Flyers earned a point despite trailing 3-0 after one period.

"The whole 60 minutes I think we played well, and I think we've got to take this game as a positive even if we didn't win," Giroux said with excitement.