Jim Jackson’s unreal call: “10 seconds remaining. One last rush for the Flyers. Streit to Giroux. Can the captain pull off a miracle? THE SHOT, HE SCORES!!! Miracle delivered! 3-2 Flyers. Giroux delivers the game winner.”
Claude Giroux stepped in over the blue line, readied his magical wrists, and fired a game-winner between Duncan Keith’s legs, over Antti Raanta’s shoulder, under the crossbar, nothing but net. Game over. G wanted to go home with two.
I’d like to take a moment to thank Steve Yzerman for setting Giroux on fire. Thanks, Steve. G’s top-shelfer from just above the right circle was his way of paying homage to your Game 7 double-OT goal against the Blues in 1996 and waving his freak flag in Canada’s face.
Giroux now has [via the Flyers’ city-leading PR department]:
With his two points tonight, Claude Giroux moved past Ron Sutter into 20th place on the Flyers’ all-time scoring list. Giroux now has 115 goals and 247 assists for 362 points in his NHL & Flyers career.
– 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points in 27 games since January 4, which was the first game after the last time he was held scoreless in two consecutive games
– Five goals and nine assists for 14 points in eight games in the month of March
– A four-game scoring streak, with a goal and six assists for seven points in the span
The Flyers are:
– 18-2-1 this season when Giroux scores a goal
– 29-12-3 when he posts at least one point, including 13 consecutive wins
Giroux now has 24 goals and 47 assists for 71 points, putting him in sole possession of fourth place in the NHL scoring race.
H/T to reader Patrick