Giroux picked up two power-play assists Saturday in a 6-3 loss to Boston. The points extended his current streak to three games and four assists, all of which have come on the power play.
Giroux is a beast on the PP this year. He has seven helpers in his last seven games and six have come with the man advantage. And 21 of his 38 points (45 games) have come from there, too. Giroux's 28 helpers are good enough for a tie for fifth in the NHL. Moreover, those 21 power-play points lead the league. Giroux is worth every penny this season. Use him well.
Giroux picked up his 21st assist of the season Wednesday night in a 4-3 road win over the Avalanche.
Captain Giroux is in vintage form, having amassed five goals, seven helpers and a plus-10 rating with his team in the midst of a 10-game winning streak, tying the franchise mark for the third-most wins in succession. Ranked eighth in the entire league with 30 points in 32 games, Giroux is a no-brainer fantasy play at the center spot.
Giroux scored twice, added a power-play assist and went plus-3 in Thursday's 6-5 win over Edmonton.
His goal 12:11 into the third period tied the game at five apiece, putting the finishing touches on Giroux's third multi-point game in the last five. Over his last eight contests, the star center has racked up 11 points accompanied by a plus-10 rating. That's pushed his rating up into positive status -- good news for a guy who's finished negative in three of the last four seasons.
Giroux picked up a pair of assists -- one on a second-period power play, the other on Jakub Voracek's overtime winner -- against the Panthers on Tuesday.
He's been clipping along briskly of late, racking up eight points (half of those on the power play) and a plus-7 rating over the last seven games. Giroux started the season a bit slowly, getting unlucky on shooting percentage and struggling in the plus-minus category, but this run has brought his numbers (25 points in 28 games) approximately in line with preseason expectations.
Giroux lit the lamp twice -- including the game-winner -- and added a plus-2 rating to go along with two PIM during a 3-2 overtime win against the Senators on Thursday.
After not scoring since Nov. 8, Giroux has now found twine in back-to-back games while firing toward net a total of eight times. The star center is starting to find his groove after setting up his teammates on a consistent basis -- 15 helpers through 25 games -- but not scoring at his usual clip. The 28-year-old has earned 20-plus tallies five times in his career and with seven to date, Giroux is in prime position to earn that mark again.