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Watch Claude Giroux start Game 6 with a monster hit on Sidney Crosby

Apr 22, 2012, 1:19 PM EST

Game 6 between Pittsburgh and Philly got off to a big bang thanks to the top two centers for each team coming together. Just five seconds into the game, Claude Giroux buried Penguins captain Sidney Crosby with a monster hit. 27 seconds later Giroux would rip a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury to put the Flyers up 1-0.

Thanks to our friends at CSNPhilly.com, check out Giroux’s huge hit that got Philly started on the right foot.

  1. philly4lyfe - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    I’m definitely not celebrating yet with only a 3 goal lead.

    • polegojim - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      Celebrate the hit and goal… that’s OK to do.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

        The game was over at what will be know as THE HIT !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:04 PM

      The heavily favored penguins look exhausted the flyers rookies have BEAT THEM DOWN LIKE A RENTED MULE the highest goal scorer in the league is frustrated ,the flower is wilting , crosby is still shaking off G’s bit hit ! The heavily favored penguins are even being picked to comeback down 4-1 lets see if the underdog Fly Guys can shock the hockey world and knock off the NHL’s and Vegas’s darling !

  2. hky15 - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    AWESOME hit!

    • polegojim - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM

      Absolutely – Kid’s been dogging him all series. Hello – keep your head up Kid.

      I’d enjoy a 10-1 or 10-3 Pen trouncing. Total embarrassment for those who act embarrassingly.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

      And so clean ,clean, clean, clean,,,,,,,,,,, awesome !

  3. millertime30 - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Love that after watching Crosby act like a D all series, thus far.

    • millertime30 - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      Now if only somebody would do the same to James Neal

  4. dropthepuckeh - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    I’m celebrating Pitt getting eliminated – glorious day in the hockey world when a coward like Sidney goes home. I’m sure he will have some quality excuses later this afternoon but all on deaf ears. Goodnight Pittsburgh. Letang can go to the pool all summer to practice his diving….

    • atb4 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      Schenn will meet Letang at the pool whenever his season is over too.

  5. ziggy7358 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    come out come out whereever you are pit fans…….

  6. eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Remember FLYERS fans lets not start celebrating just yet one full period left to go and I expect the pens to get a boat load of power play minutes ,notice the refs won’t give the Flyers that one power play that would make it 5-1 ! The greatest team ever assembled is on the ropes but not out yet !

  7. 8man - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Funny how two teams with goal keeping question marks are so close to moving on, in what would be impressive upsets. Flyer fan can taste it. And as a Bruins fan, I can feel a little dread coming on as I watch an underdog take care of business at home and close out the Pens.

    But hey, that’s the beauty of Stanley Cup Hockey. You just never know what will happen. What you do know is that teams that move forward earn it. All the respect to the Caps and Flyers today.

    • vismund11 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      respect.

  8. bleed4philly - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    That’s how you set the tone!!! Flyers baby!!!

  9. phillyphan83 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    5:00 left! Lets go boys! Finish ‘em!!!

  10. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    G hit him too hard. 30 game suspension for you.

  11. bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Pens are going to loose, but ya, that was a goal, LOL
    “pushed into the net?” Say what?
    No different than Harts goal which was a good goal too

  12. jucam1 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Thanks for coming Syd and company…. That’s what a real team looks like…. Eat you whinny girl, see you next season, and enjoy being dominated

  13. vismund11 - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Claude Giroux> Sidney Crosby.

  14. eaglesw00t - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    It’s nice seeing a star scorer who isn’t afraid to check and hit like a man. G doesn’t rely on his teammates to do all of the hefty lifting. Crosby is a pansy. And after G crushed him, he continued holding him with his feet. What a wuss.

  15. eaglesw00t - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Pens are going to loose, but ya, that was a goal, LOL “pushed into the net?” Say what? No different than Harts goal which was a good goal too

    No, it wasn’t. If tomorrow goalie has the puck, and you drive him into the network, it has never, ever been a goal. Going back to the 1950s, when I started watching hockey

  16. nofunleague - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Crosby….you have been owned. Now go suck your thumb you baby. What an embarrassment.

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