Giroux dished out helpers at even strength and shorthanded Tuesday in Winnipeg. Giroux played a role in both of his team's goals in this 3-2 loss, with his shorthanded assist coming on a Matt Read tally with two seconds left. While he has eight points in his past eight games, this was only Giroux's second multi-point effort since Jan. 14. Unless he can muster 14 points over the final 10 games, the 29-year-old center will see a decline in scoring for the third consecutive campaign since putting up 86 points back in 2013-14.
Giroux's point streak stands at three games and three points (one goal, two assists) after getting an assist Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Bruins. Giroux is on pace to fall short of the 60-point plateau this season, which would be his worst point-per-game production since 2009-10 (his first full season). Giroux's production has been on steady decline since the lockout and at 29, he's not about to see a big uptick in output.
Giroux scored his 13th goal of the season Tuesday in a 6-3 win over Buffalo. Giroux snapped a 12-game goal drought with 1:58 to play in the second period. His tally made it 4-2 at the time, and it eventually held up as the game-winner. Giroux's plus-2 rating also marked his best performance in that category since Dec. 8, even though he skated just 14:39 in this one.
Giroux registered a pair of power-play assists in Tuesday's 4-0 rout of the Avalanche. They were both secondary helpers, but Giroux's embattled owners will take what they can get, considering that the long-time star had tallied a meager five points in 16 games since his last multi-point effort, a two-assist performance against Boston back on Jan. 14. Giroux is sitting on his worst point pace since 2009-10 (when he was just breaking into the league) as well as an easily career-worst minus-17 rating, so the 29-year-old pivot's fantasy owners certainly aren't getting what they paid for on draft day. That said, he's as good a bet as anyone to heat up again down the stretch.
Giroux recorded an assist and had no shots on goal in a 4-2 defeat against the Penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday. The Flyers captain salvage another disappointing night with a power-play assist. Although it was a beautiful pass to Shayne Gostisbehere, Giroux disappeared for much of the game. Saturday marked the fourth time in the last five games where Giroux registered either zero or one shot. He has just two goals and five points in the last 16 games. That's not the type of production fantasy owners were expecting from Giroux at the start of the season.
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