The best of Claude Giroux’s All-Star weekend

Updated: January 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm by Brady Trettenero

There was only one Philadelphia Flyer at the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend in Tampa Bay, Florida.

While most of the Flyers were enjoying their time off, captain Claude Giroux was mixing it up with the league’s best stars at Amalie Arena.

The centerman rightfully deserved the honor, as he’s having a bounce-back season for the ages and currently sits tied with Islanders’ forward John Tavares for fifth in league scoring.

Giroux’s Metropolitan Division squad came up short in their matchup with the Atlantic Division on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean Giroux didn’t impress in the process.

Let’s take a look back at Giroux’s weekend:

The Flyers’ captain was making the fifth all-star appearance of his NHL career:

Giroux was selected to be a participant in the Passing Challenge at the Skills Competition on Saturday.

Blues’ defenseman Alex Pietrangelo won the event, but Giroux turned in a very valiant effort. Here’s his full Passing Challenge:

Pietrangelo winning time was 46.610, while Giroux posted a quality 1:07.419.

His incredible accuracy at the end of the challenge showcased his lethal playmaking ability. Giroux went 3/3 on the final three mini-nets:

While he didn’t win the contest, the most important thing was he was having fun. At the end of the day, that’s what the weekend is all about:

While the passing challenge was the only event Giroux was officially selected to participate in, all 36 skaters were automatically included in the new NHL Save Streak competition. Goalies from each division competed to see who could make the most consecutive saves.

Giroux ensured Nashville Predators’ netminder Pekka Rinne didn’t win the competition by unleashing an absolute cannon of a slapshot that ended up fooling Rinne.

Rinne was at a whopping 13 consecutive saves when Giroux’s turn came up. He actually broke his stick on the slapshot and it completely fooled Rinne. Marc-Andre Fleury would then go on to win the competition by making 14 straight saves:

Giroux certainly made the best of it:

After showing off his skills at the All-Star competition, Giroux got ready to help the Metropolitan Division in their matchup with the Atlantic Division on Sunday.

Old friends catching up:

The Metropolitan Division came up short in their matchup against the Atlantic Division in the 3-on-3 tournament, but Giroux walked away with a 2018 NHL All-Star goal to his name.

Giroux broke a 1-1 tie in the first period when he beat Bolts’ netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy with a great shot on a breakaway.

It was pretty Giroux was trying to set up linemate Brian Boyle, who was one of the best storylines entering the All-Star game. The Devils forward was diagnosed with leukemia last summer and was chosen to replace the injured Taylor Hall at the event.

It was pretty cool Giroux got to play on a line with the fan favorite and former Lightning forward:

Bad idea to give Giroux this much time and space:

He may not have won anything, but Giroux was a winner in the hearts of all Flyers fans.

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