Found December 09, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
Claude Giroux has had a revelatory season for the Philadelphia Flyers. His 37 points lead the NHL, and have him right in the thick of the Hart Trophy conversation. People all over hockey are buzzing about him being elevated to star player status this season. The fact that he's apparently a ninja will only contribute to that legend, as Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins discovered in Thursday night's 3-1 Flyers win. Watch Giroux's cat-like reflexes in avoiding a Malkin head-hunt: As Matt P. of The 700 Level wrote: "Silly Malkin. Don't you know Giroux can move like Neo?" (Fantasy casting: Paul Holmgren as Agent Smith, Jaromir Jagr as Morpheus, Danny Briere as Trinity, Max Talbot at the Merovingian, Peter Laviolette as the Architect, Ilya Bryzgalov as the Oracle — "Why you heff to be The One? It's just the Matrix." — and, of course, Scott Hartnell as Chewbacca.) Giroux is in the top three for the Hart right now, and we'd place him ther...

Claude Giroux Avoids Evgeni Malkin’s Elbow Thanks to Superhuman Reflexes

The Philadelphia Flyers tangled with the Sidney Crosby-less Pittsburgh Penguins last night, winning 3-2, which not only vaulted them past Pittsburgh to first place in the Atlantic Division, but also left them atop the Eastern Conference.  The Flyers success has had a lot to do with the emergence of center Claude Giroux, who’s leading the NHL in scoring, and apparently has the...

Max Talbot Compares Claude Giroux To Sidney Crosby

"Max Talbot says Claude Giroux is just as good as Sidney Crosby" is the headline of this piece at Pro Hockey Talk. Unsurprisingly, Max Talbot has opened his mouth again to draw attention to himself. It's conveniently while HBO is filming for 24/7. We're just as shocked as you are that Talbot would try to get his name in the spotlight. Talbot told...

Tim Panaccio: Is Giroux Concussed?

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren tried to put on a brave face on Saturday night. He said that Claude Giroux was "okay" but his body language seemed to be saying, "We're really hoping that he doesn't have a concussion but we don't know." It will be days before Giroux is really out of danger. Then again, as we've seen with Chris Pronger...

Video: Sid, Malkin are Penguin Strangers

Thanks to Benson for sending over his latest. About 2 months ago, we watched as he mashed the Steelers with the Family Matters theme. Now it's the Pens' Sid and Geno as Perfect Strangers. TGIF IS BACK BABY! I can't wait for what goes with Step By Step in the future. Christine Lakin, one of my all-time crushes, needs to be in it as she appears today. I'll gladly...

Claude Giroux Scores Game Winner Against Sabres

Claude Giroux made Ryan Miller look silly in overtime, as the Flyers went on to beat the Sabres by a final of 5-4. In typical Buffalo vs. Philly fashion, it was a physical game. Full highlights are after the jump.  

Flyers Lose Giroux And Bryzgalov To Injury In 5-2 Win Over Lightning

Scott Hartnell and the Flyers continued their strong play, but the win came with some negatives. Claude Giroux and Ilya Bryzgalov both left the game due to injury. Giroux took a knee to the back of the head from Wayne Simmonds, but Paul Holmgren did not make it seem too serious after the game. Ilya Bryzgalov also left the game in the third period due to a right thigh injury, but...

Giroux's OT goal lifts Flyers over Sabres

Claude Giroux scored 2:27 into overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers, who overcame a three-goal, first-period deficit and beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Wednesday night.

NHL Roundup: Claude Giroux scores OT winner; Flyers beat Sabres 5-4

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Claude Giroux scored 2:27 into overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers, who overcame a three-goal,...

Giroux's OT goal lifts Flyers over Sabres 5-4

Claude Giroux scored 2:27 into overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers, who overcame a three-goal, first-period deficit and beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Flyers 5-2 Victory Over Lightning Could be Costly Win

  By David Strehle NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor The Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2 tonight, but there should be a guarded enthusiasm that goes along with the victory. NHL leading scorer Claude Giroux and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov each left the game early with apparent injuries. Giroux, who assisted on two second period goals, was accidentally kneed in the head by teammate...

Flyers rally to beat Sabres 5-4 in OT (AP)

Claude Giroux scored 2:27 into overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers, who overcame a three-goal, first-period deficit and beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Wednesday night. Rookie Matt Read, Scott Hartnell, and Jaromir Jagr scored in the second period, and Maxime Talbot added goals for Philadelphia, which led 4-3 in the third.

Morning Skate: December 8

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Capitals 5, Senators 3Flyers 5, Sabres 4 (OT)Hurricanes 5, Oilers 3Predictions record: 0-3RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Claude Giroux, PHI (1 goal, 3 assists)2. John Carlson, WSH (1 goal, 2 assists)3. Nicklas Backstrom, WSH (1 goal, 1 assist)---Tonight’s slate:Panthers @ Bruins, 7:00 ETSenators @ Devils, 7:00Blackhawks @ Islanders, 7:00Lightning...

VOTE: Which injury is more gruesome?

By Alexander Monaghan President  In the NHL, injuries are simply a part of the game. Yesterday, the injuries piled up with such notable names as Zdeno Chara, Ilya Bryzgalov and Claude Giroux hitting the injured list. However, the two injuries we want to focus on were especially gruesome and thanks to Twitter we have screencaps of the proof. Option #1: Derek Dorsett lower left leg...
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