Claude Giroux Trying to Help Save Flyers Season
Claude Giroux sat on the bench disgusted by his own mistake. Jake Voracek noticed a glare in his eyes that was begging to get out on the ice and correct it.
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“I saw that before, that kind of look,” Voracek said after his captain helped orchestrate a 5-4 overtime win over the Washington Capitals Sunday. “He’s a winner. When he goes after it, he always gets it.”
In the third period of a tie game and with Washington on a four-minute power play, Giroux’s clearing attempt ended up on the stick of Marcus Johansson, who promptly scored. Only 26 seconds later, Alex Ovechkin scored again and suddenly the Flyers were down a pair of goals, 4-2.
“It’s hard to not put anything on myself when I have a turnover like that,” Giroux said. “It’s an easy play. Get it out. It’s the play to do, especially in the third period. I just know I had to get that out.”
The captain made up for it later in the period