Claude Giroux has played 715 NHL games — every single one with the Philadelphia Flyers. He’s now got a new milestone to add to his growing list of accomplishments with the team that drafted him.
The 30-year-old forward scored his 200th NHL goal in Sunday’s win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Giroux took a pass from Travis Konecny midway through the third period and beat Henrik Lundqvist with an absolute snipe to put the Flyers up 6-4.
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It was one of three points on the night for Giroux, who is now tied with Steven Stamkos and Evgeni Malkin for third in NHL scoring (69 points). His 644 career points pass John LeClair for seventh in Flyers history.
The Flyers’ captain is having a bounce-back season for the ages and a prime reason the Flyers currently sit third in the Metropolitan Division standings.
Giroux only had five goals in 45 career games vs. the Rangers entering Sunday, so it’s great to see him get the milestone against a divisional rival and team he had been struggling to produce against.