Giroux picked up a helper and finished with a minus-3 rating in Sunday's Game 6 loss to Pittsburgh. Giroux was able to put together a career-best regular season in 2017-18 -- putting up 34 goals and 102 points -- but wasn't able to carry this success into the playoffs. In six postseason games, the Flyers captain logged just three points, was only able to muster 12 shots on net, and owned a pitiful minus-10 rating.
Giroux opened the scoring in Friday's 4-2 win over the Penguins in Game 5. It was the center's first tally of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. Giroux was one of three skaters to finish with at least 100 points during the regular season, as the 2006 first-round (22nd overall) draft selection enjoyed a career year comprised of 34 goals, 68 assists and 36 power-play points. The Penguins did a pretty good job of holding the star pivot in check through the first four games, but it was only a matter of time before Giroux lit the lamp in an effort to stretch the series.
Giroux scored three goals during Saturday's 5-0 win over the Rangers. This was a fitting conclusion to Giroux's regular season, as he'd already posted career-best offensive numbers and now has his first 100-point showing. The move to the wing worked wonders for the veteran, and the chemistry he shared with linemate Sean Couturier was a significant offensive boost for them both. Giroux enters the postseason with four consecutive multi-point showings.
Giroux scored a goal and added a power-play assist during Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders. The veteran is just padding his career-best numbers now. He's marked the scoresheet in 16 of his past 17 contests for eight tallies and 15 helpers dating back to March 1. Additionally, he only needs three points through the final two games of the campaign to hit 100. This has been one of the best rebound campaigns in recent memory after Giroux collected just 14 goals and 44 assists in 2016-17.
Giroux scored twice -- including the game-winning goal -- during Sunday's 4-3 overtime victory against Boston. Giroux has now collected three tallies and nine helpers during an active seven-game point streak, and the late-season surge also has him up to a career-high 29 goals and 95 points. A shift to the wing paired with dazzling chemistry with Sean Couturier has revitalized Giroux's offensive game. The duo has combined for an impressive 4.8 goals per 60 minutes, and while duplicating the same success next season could be difficult, Giroux stands to have another strong showing in 2018-19.
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