Now that’s a captain.
Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux was named the NHL’s first star of the week for the week ending Sunday, February 11th. Giroux picked up three goals and three assists to help the Flyers to a 4-0-0 record on the week.
Giroux called himself out after Tuesday night’s win, in which he helped make an incredible save to keep the game alive, saying that he knows that he needs to be better. He showed it the next three games while battling the flu.
On Thursday night, Giroux rebounded with a power-play goal, a power-play assist, and an even strength assist in his sixth three-point game of the season.
He set up Travis Konecny with a great pass to open the scoring.
Then he sniped a power-play goal to swing momentum after a Canadiens shorthanded goal.
He picked up his third point of the night on an assist on Jake Voracek’s snipe to open the third period.
Giroux only picked up one point in Arizona, but it was a big one. He blasted a power-play one-timer to get the Flyers on the board.
Giroux finished out the week strong with another multi-point game, this time in Vegas.
He assisted on Sean Couturier’s goal to tie the game at 1 in the first period.
Then he scored a goal of his own on a great effort of his own as well as Couturier to get the puck to the net.
Giroux finished the week with three goals and three assists in his final three games of the week. He did all of this while battling the flu, helping lead his team to a sweep in the desert and handing the Golden Knights just their fourth regulation loss at home.
He is now tied for fourth in the NHL with 64 points and is tied for third in the NHL with 46 assists. He has more goals (18), assists (46), and points (64) in 56 games this season than he did all of last year.
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