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Claude Giroux set the tone early, as he knocked Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby on his butt, then scored a first period goal at 32 seconds in as the Flyers beat the Penguins, 5-1, to win the best of seven series four games to two. In nearly unheard of fashion, the Penguins pulled Mark Andre Fluery with 3:30 left in the third period. The Penguins got a break when the Flyers’ Erik Gustafsson shot the puck out of the arena and got a delay of game penalty shortly after Fluery was pulled. The Penguins appeared to close to 5-2, with James Neal getting credit for the goal initially. But it was ruled that Neal ran Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov into the net, discrediting the goal. Flyers fans yelled, “Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, goodbye” and “We Want Washington” as the closing minutes ticked off. It was totally satisfying to see Crosby and Evgeni Malkin get knocked around and frustrated to get a good shot on goal. In the second and third periods, the Flyers defense often stopped the puck before i...

Flyers center messes with Penguins fans

Most of us have witnessed the highly competitive battle of Pennsylvania between the Flyers and Penguins in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. Both teams have been candid about their dislike for one another, including each others fanbases. In yesterday’s pre-game warm ups, Claude Giroux punk’d some Penguins fans by pretending to throw them a puck over the glass and then skating...

Flyers C Giroux closes in on team playoff record

Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux is one point away from tying the franchise record for most points in a playoff series.Giroux has 11 points (five goals, six assists) and could join Danny Briere and Bill Barber if he records one more point in the Flyers’ opening-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Philadelphia leads the series 3-2 but has lost the last two contests...

Girls want Claude Giroux' puck but he won't give it up

Philadelphia Flyer Claude Giroux. Hot chicks want him. Penguins' fans want him to toss them pucks. He doesn't. Every time you check your email, think -- gotta check Bob's Blitz. Follow us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Claude Giroux Levels Sidney Crosby, Flyers eliminate Penguins in Game 6

Just 4 seconds into the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins Game 6 Claude Giroux sent a message by flattening Sidney Crosby.  The Pens star player and captain took the hit right off the opening faceoff, video below.   Thirty seconds later Giroux scored the first goal of the game and the Flyers rolled from there, beating Pittsburgh 5-1 and winning the series 4 games-to 2...

Claude Giroux embarrassed the Penguins and their fans

Philadelphia Flyers caught HORSE-ing around before playoff game

Some pregame horsing around was the key to the Philadelphia Flyers game 6 dominance. Prior to yesterdays playoff game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Flyers players Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds cleared their heads by playing a quick game of H.O.R.S.E. in the hallway of the Wells Fargo Center. Maybe they should stick with this pregame ritual, as Philadelphia would go onto...

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins:Wild Series Comes to an End

Claude Giroux had his coach call him the best player in the world. Giroux needed one shift to prove that claim is more than hometown hype. He flattened Sidney Crosby only 5 seconds into the game, buried his sixth goal of the series past Marc-Andre Fleury 27 seconds later, and led a Philadelphia Flyers charge into the second round. Giroux wrapped up a dominant series with a...

Giroux, Flyers oust Penguins in six games

Claude Giroux collected a goal and an assist and Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 30 shots as the host Philadelphia Flyers eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 5-1 victory in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Scott Hartnell netted a power-play tally and Danny Briere and rookies Erik Gustafsson and Brayden Schenn also scored for the fifth-seeded Flyers, who bounced...

Early playoff exit leaves Penguins humbled

Sidney Crosby says the Pittsburgh Penguins needed to play ''perfect'' hockey to dig themselves out of a 3-0 hole in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against rival Philadelphia. The Penguins did it for two games, but couldn't make it three, falling 5-1 on Sunday. The loss marked the second straight year Pittsburgh couldn't get out...

GARTH: Clutch

Goodbye Penguins. Danny Briere, Claude Giroux and the Flyers have sent the powerhouse Penguins packing. Your playoff pool is dead, right? You had the Pens winning the Cup, right? Na na na na, na na na na, heyyyyy, goood byyyeee! Sid, Geno, Staal, Neal, and Fleury tried valiantly in Games 4 and 5 and won big in order to cut Philly's series lead to 3 games to 2. ...

Penguins’ Coach Apparently Doesn’t Like the Flyers Either

Apparently Sidney Crosby is not the only member of the Pittsburgh Penguins that doesn’t like the Flyers. After losing Game 6 of the series to the Flyers by a final of 5-1, and thereby the series, Penguins’ head coach Dan Bylsma spoke to the media about the series loss. A couple of weeks ago, Bylsma and Flyers’ coach Peter Laviolette engaged in a screaming match during which...

Flyers 5, Penguins 1

Claude Giroux wrapped up a dominant series with his sixth goal, Ilya Bryzgalov had his first outstanding effort in net and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Sunday to win their Eastern Conference opening-round series in six games. Giroux scored only 32 seconds into the game, and the Flyers rolled from there. In a series where no lead was safe, the Flyers...

NHL Playoffs: Flyers’ Claude Giroux Among World’s Best

Photo Courtesy of Paul Bereswill/Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) Perhaps the best compliments come not from your allies, but from your enemies. Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux can surely attest to that. “He’s the best player on the ice, but I don’t think we we’re surprised by that,” Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik said after falling...

Top 10 takeaways from the Flyers taking out the Penguins

10) Now that Sidney Crosby has been told what's wrong with him, he's sure to learn from the error of his ways9) Now that he's been good for much of the past two games and gotten out of the first round, Ilya Bryzgalov is totally back in the fan's confidence and worth the $51 million8) Claude Giroux is pretty physical for a goal-scoring elf7) When your defense blocks...

How do the Flyers not get tight? H-O-R-S-E

Flyers forwards Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds play some H-O-R-S-E prior to game 6 vs. vs the Pittsburgh Penguins. No one blamed any refs or ******* that the ball bounced the wrong way. Every... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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