It was a night for all of the NHL’s All-Stars to show off their best skills. From puck handling, to speed skating, streaky goaltending, and filthy passing, the All-Star Skills Competition was a fun one. Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux took part in two events – the passing challenge and save streak.
Giroux got off to a good start in the passing challenge, firing the puck at light up targets.
But a miscue in the give-and-go section of the event hurt him with his time.
Giroux then sauced some pucks into four small nets before firing it into the regulation net.
He admired his work after he finished.
Giroux would fall short in the passing challenge, but had some fun in the process. He then took to the ice to take some shootout attempts against the Nashville Predators’ Pekka Rinne during the save streak challenge.
Giroux’s first attempt was stopped, despite some crafty stick-handling.
After Rinne got through 13 Metropolitan Division skaters, Giroux took his second attempt, which gave us all a laugh. Giroux wound up for a one-timer, broke his stick, and beat Rinne five-hole…. justtttttt as he planned it!
And for good measure, gave us this great stick-breaking celebration.
All in all, it was a great evening at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay. Giroux and the rest of the All-Stars will take to the ice on Sunday for the All-Star Game.
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