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Earlier this week, before the Los Angeles Kings made history by becoming just the fourth team in NHL history to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the series, this particular win over the poor San Jose Sharks, to win and advance to the next round, they pulled off something similarly impressive.
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Claude Giroux has been named one of the three finalists for the Hart Trophy, which is given to the player who is deemed most valuable during the regular season. The other two finalists are Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks.
Let's face it, while the Flyers could have beaten the Rangers in their seven game series, it's amazing that they even made it that far.
This is a flawed team with a shaky defense and a bounce back goalie. A team with a rookie head coach that's typically and unfairly defined primarily as a former goon. Craig Berube had to take over a team that was so bad in its first few games that they kicked Peter Laviolette to the curb. Berube somehow got this team to third place in the Metropolitan Division.