Claude Giroux scores his second goal on Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Panthers. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
"We'll take it game-by-game and we will make the playoffs."
Remember those words? Claude Giroux, captain of the Flyers, made that bold statement eight games into the season with the Flyers record sitting at 1-7-0. It was October 21.
On April 9, in Game 79 of the season, the Flyers locked up the playoff spot Giroux guaranteed with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Naturally, as he has done several times already in his career, the captain played a big role in the win.