Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 10/31/14

DENVER - NOVEMBER 23: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers controls the puck against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on November 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Flyers 5-4. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
During the Rangers 4-2 loss to the Flyers on Tuesday night, Derek Stepan took a dirty, cowardly elbow to the head from Claude Giroux which went virtually unnoticed around the hockey world... Pat Leonard at the Daily News describes the aftermath of the hit... "Giroux's hit just inside the Philadelphia blue line, on the first shift of the third period, had Stepan wobbling on the ice and aching on the bench before he returned to score and nearly complete a comeback in a 4-2 Rangers loss." Leonard adds that the NHL did not schedule a hearing for Giroux. ...it doesn't get more disgusting than this folks. While no intentional blow to the head should be tolerated, I can understand, in the heat of the moment, when a player, looking for the big hit, comes in high and hard. But what Giroux did is completely different. His sole purpose is to injure Stepan. The puck was no where near the Rangers center and Giroux goes out of his way to target the head. And in typical Flyer ...
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