Claude Giroux undresses Craig Anderson for sensational goal

Updated: February 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm by Brady Trettenero

We have a late candidate in the Hart Trophy race.

Claude Giroux extended his point streak to four games Saturday afternoon against the Ottawa Senators, notching a goal and an assist to lead the Flyers to a 5-3 victory.

It was the second consecutive multi-point effort from the captain, who has been held off the scoresheet just once in the past nine games.

The 30-year-old is playing some of the best hockey of his career and showcased some dazzling skill in the third period of Saturday’s game.

Giroux took a pass from Brandon Manning behind the Ottawa defense and undressed goaltender Craig Anderson with a sensational move for his 22nd goal of the season.

“I saw I had a lot of time so I thought I’d have time to make an extra move,” said Giroux. “He’s a good goalie so I tried to fake him out.

“I don’t think I’ve ever tried that move before, it just kind of happened.”

Giroux’s 16 points in his last nine games have¬†helped the Flyers gain a point in 11 straight games — improving to 25-8-3 in their last 36 games since a 10-game losing streak.

Giroux was selected to showcase his talent at the 2018 NHL All-Star game, with his latest goal serving as a friendly reminder he’s still one of the best.










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