Originally written on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 11/13/14

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 06: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 5, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Leafs 6-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) Down 2-1 in the third period of the season opener against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, new Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux skated in on Marc-Andre Fleury all alone, courtesy of a rinkwide saucer pass from linemate Scott Hartnell. Instead, a barely-audible whistle blew, signifying the only unavoidable obstacle for Giroux on his path to tie the game. Replays would later show that Giroux just barely beat the puck into the Penguins’ zone, but in the moment, Giroux could not hide his frustration, echoing the outcry of the Wells Fargo Center faithful. “I just had a quick glance at the Jumbotron,” coach Peter Laviolette said. “It was a very, very tight call.” Despite the absence of any late game heroics, Claude Giroux’s first game as the 19th captain in team history was a standout performance. Even when competing against reigning league MVP Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, Giroux was often the best p...
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