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Video: Claude Giroux finally scores his first goal

Nov 9, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

It took 16 games, but Claude Giroux finally has a goal.

At 11:26 of the third period with the Philadelphia Flyers leading 2-1 against the Edmonton Oilers, Giroux snapped a shot by Devan Dubnyk as the teams were skating 4-on-4. Jakub Voracek bumped a pass over to Giroux who blew into the Oilers zone to wrist one to the back of the net to make it 3-1.

To make things a little sweeter, the goal proved to be the game-winner as Taylor Hall scored nearly two minutes later to cut the lead to 3-2. Vincent Lecavalier scored just over three minutes later to give the Flyers a 4-2 win.

  1. blackheart78 - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    (insert sarcastic/negative comment about Giroux finally scoring from disgruntled/overweight Penguins fan)

    • claudegirwho - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      Aww look at you philthy fans getting all cocky because your captain scored one goal. How cute.

    • claudegirwho - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM

      But back to what you said good for the third line center to get his first NHL goal!!!

    • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      lol what do we have to be disgruntled about? our players are scoring, our team is winning, we aren’t buying out contracts or firing coaches, and our captain leads.

      we just like to point and laugh, and philly has a bullseye on its chest.

      • blackheart78 - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:57 PM

        Malkin is scoring?……Better let the core judge in on your info…..3 in his last 19 games…….And he is a scorer!

    • bobhpine - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      I hope he got to keep the puck as a souvenir!!

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:46 PM

        Two more and he’s tied with Malkin.

    • chanceoffleury - Nov 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      Only one more and he’ll be tied with Tanner Glass!

      (I’m not overweight so I figured it was still fair game to add my sarcastic comment to the conversation ;) )

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        One more and Malkin wont be tied with Braydon Schenn!

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:47 PM

        Nah, I’m pretty sure you’re a fatty, like the rest of you Primanti’s gulping slobs.

    • chanceoffleury - Nov 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      In all seriousness good for Giroux to finally get it. I hate to admit it as a Pens fan, but the game is better when he is better so hopefully he keeps it going.

  2. valoisvipers - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Only one goal for G but at least it was a game winner. Good for him to finally get off the snide.

    • bobhpine - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      Has he played every game? Is this really true?? Today was his first goal of the season? That is so remarkably awful.

      Can you imagine what these mouth breathing idiots would say if Crosby started a season without a goal through 16 games (along with all of that losing)? I think the reason it’s so hard to imagine is because it would never happen. Great players don’t go through slumps that last A FIFTH OF THE ENTIRE SEASON.

      The only people who think Giroux is great live in Philthy/southern New Jersey. Anyway, great start to the season, awesome effort against the Oilers.

      Here’s to scoring another one before 2014!

      • ml3939 - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM

        I still enjoy coming to this site for the stories but have no desire to post comments as arguing with idiots has proven to be an exercise in great futility. So this is not an invitation for a tit for tat with bobhpiningforattention,just a simple clarification to prove he is a hockey know-nothing. Let me preface by saying I am flyers fan who has no problem acknowledging that Sydney Crosby is the best player in the game today. By bobhpiningforattention’s standards Crosby cannot be called a great player-

        January 30, 2007- March 1, 2007 Sydney Crosby had 1 goal in 15 games. If you stretch it March 8th, he had 2 goals in 18 games.
        December 1, 2007-January 3, 2008 Sydney Crosby had 2 goals in 16 games.
        December 3, 2008-January 5, 2009 Sydney Crosby had 2 goals in 17 games. Oh, and Penguins only garnered 11 points in the standings during that streak.

        They all sound like prolonged slumps to me that lasted for a fifth of a season. Three of them none the less.

  3. zta7991 - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    yeah G!!!!! time to shut up the critics!!!

    • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      yeahh GGGGG UNIT!

      half as many goals as derek engelland and 1/3 craig adams now!

      I’m speechless.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

        And only 2 behind your MVP and Hart winner!

    • bobhpine - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      Oh yeah dude…that did it…the critics literally have nothing to say now. One who goal on the season and a big win over the Oilers…VALIDATION.

      tell me…what is it like to drink your own bath water?

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

        Cindy had multiple lengthy slumps in her career. What is it ikie to drink your own toilet water piney?

  4. govtminion - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYqBzJJIIAAGTBJ.jpg:large[/img]

    • govtminion - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      Well that didn’t work. Still funny.

  5. hawksin5 - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    trade him

  6. steelpenbucs87 - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Good for him. Now the question becomes if this turns into a hot streak. Generally when guys breakout of slumps like this they usually breakout in a big way.

    This is going to seem like a backhanded thing to say but honestly I hope he does break out of it. The fact of the matter is that these rivalries mean more when teams/players are at their best. No one wants to watch a one-sided battle.

    • blackheart78 - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      @ STEELPENBUCS87 Well written. I totally agree. I want both teams/players at their best so their is no excuses. There are rational Flyers and Pens fans out there.

      • bobhpine - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM

        Who’s to say Giroux isn’t at his best? Maybe this is his best.

        MAYBE HE ISN’T THAT GOOD. Look at his stats…one good year during which he scored at the level of a Chris Kunitz, or a Corey Perry.

        Great players don’t let 20% of the year evaporate without so much as one goal to show for it.

      • stakex - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM

        Kunitz has never come close to 93 points in a season… or 76 for that matter. I’m not a Giroux fan by any means, but he’s miles ahead of Kunitz when playing well.

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        2012-13:
        Kunitz 52 points
        Giroux 48 points

      • bobhpine - Nov 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

        Wrong… Last year Kunitz averaged 1.08 points per game while Giroux averaged exactly 1 point per game. Claude Giroux has averaged more than a point per game….ONCE…two years ago when he averaged 1.19. This year of course Giroux is getting annihilated.

        You can tell yourself he’s light years ahead of Kunitz…but their stats are pretty similar buddy.

      • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM

        bobhpine Kunitz might never get the credit he deserves, but he’s been scoring at a point per game since like mid season 11-12. he had back to back 20 point months last year scoring 40 points in 29 games and going +26. way better two way player and checker than giroux.

        its seriously not even close. even if giroux was scoing more, kuntiz is a better hockey player. two stanley cups makes something out of you.

      • cmpuck - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:42 PM

        Kunitz is a great complimentary player. Give him some playmaking line mates like has in Pitt and had with the Ducks, he can can produce and get a team 25 goals. But he can’t carry the load by himself. Look at his 2011 playoff stats, 1 point and a -1 when Crosby and Malkin were out. While Girouix’s game currently isn’t where should be, he’s easily better than Kunitz.

        And no, I’m not a Flyers fan.

      • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        giroux is carrying the load? lol SUPER light load. if your going to make the assertion giroux is better at least give some evidence to back it up like i did.

        kunitz – 2 stanley cups, 419 pts in 597 career games, career +139

        giroux – no cups, 298 pts in 348 games, career +7

        lets throw in hits. i don’t know what the number is but it would probably read something like kunitz 6,396,721 giroux 13. he hits everything.

      • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:59 PM

        by the way, looks to me like vinny lecavalier is carrying the load while giroux is taking it in the face.

        lecavalier, now theres a player. he’s got lots on chris kunitz…

      • cmpuck - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:35 PM

        @ c9castine

        6 million hits?!!! Why isn’t Kunitz already in the hall of fame?? That’s a phenomenal amount of hits. Scott Stevens would be jealous.

        READ what I said. He’s a good solid player that has benefitted from playing with GREAT players over his career. Also cups aren’t everything when comparing individual players talents. Maybe if we were talking about great leaders and players such as Messier of Yzerman. But not Kunitz, he’s in the the Dustin Penner category of players with cups.

        And kudos on the lame comment with Lecavelier. Very childish.

      • cmpuck - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:44 PM

        @ c9castine
        6 million hits?!!! Why isn’t Kunitz already in the hall of fame?? That’s a phenomenal amount of hits. Scott Stevens would be jealous.

        READ what I said. He’s a good solid player that has benefited from playing with GREAT players over his career. Also cups aren’t everything when comparing individual players talents. Maybe if we were talking about great leaders and players such as Messier OR Yzerman. But not Kunitz, he’s in the the Dustin Penner category of players with cups.

        And kudos on the lame comment with Lecavelier. Very childish.

      • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:44 PM

        first of all just because i read it doesn’t mean i agree to it.

        you wanna talk jut talent? sure, giroux. kovalev had about as much talent as anybody in history didn’t quite lock in the hall bid did he? but if you wanna talk about who is actually the better hockey player, the more effective hockey player…chris kunitz. like i said, you have yet to give me reasons why not.

        i don’t know what you mean about lecavalier, i was being serous. what i said is true.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:53 PM

        I guess great players let 20% of the season evaporate with 3 goals instead. Fact is great players go through slumps now and then. Anyone watching hockey since before 2005 knows that.

        Do you still have the Stanley Cup on display in your office?

  7. joey4id - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Lucky for G Bryz wasn’t in nets because he would have stopped that shot. I mean that’s a shot any motivated goalie would have stopped.

    • xflyersx - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      An upper 90 snipe is easy to save? Are you high?

    • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      it was a joke airhead.

  8. mrpinkca - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    The owner of didgirouxscoreyet.com really needs to get his act together.

  9. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Look who they played and the issues the Oilers have in net.

    • blackheart78 - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:05 PM

      I see PPrulez finally took a break from flipping burgers at Wendy’s to give his/her well thought out analysis. I will agree though beating Edmonton isn’t much to be excited about.

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

        So back on July 4th you insulted me lol by saying i worked at Dairy Queen and apparenlty i now work at Wendys? I cant help but laugh at that one man…good one. Tho I’m glad to see we agree on something.

    • blackheart78 - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      PPrules nothing personal. let’s keep it fun.

  10. c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    philly fans, you realize what your celebrating here right? pathetic.

    • bobhpine - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      They average one win a week. One. Win. A. Week.

      Zero cups in 39 years.

      …And the fans comport themselves like animals. Are you really surprised they don’t know how to act?

      • cmpuck - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

        I’ll give the philly fans some props. They do support their teams win or lose. I fondly remember the Pen fans being awfully quiet from 2001-2006. Mario practically begged them to come back with free pizza when having two of the best players in the world wasn’t enough.

      • blackheart78 - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM

        I could’ve swore the Philadelphia Flyer(s) fans gave Mario Lemieux a standing ovation during his last game back in ’97….could be wrong. Fact is Philadelphia does have a good share of idiot fans, but not to sound cliché every fanbase does. Philadelphia just gets put under the microscope because of the past.

    • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      And what are you doing?…..What do you have to celebrate about?….Regular season champs?

      • c9castine - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:47 PM

        watching my team in the stanley cup playoffs, every year. isn’t that all any fan can ask for?

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:19 PM

        And what are they doing in them?….You laugh at the Flyers yet that roster has done what?

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:53 PM

        And every year?….Since 2006?…..I guess that is all you can ask for!

  11. crazemastercraze - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    So at this point in the season $2.5 mil gets you one goal. Huh. Only a Flyers fan could convince themselves that that is worth celebrating….

    • claudegirwho - Nov 9, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      Why is it that the price for Philly players are so over inflated. Oh that’s right you have to over pay players to stay in philthy mean while on the other side of the state the players call it “home” and take a discount to play there

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      How much has Malkin been paid for his whopping 3 goals? You sir, are a tool.

  12. sabatimus - Nov 9, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    He scored his first goal off a team that is allowing nearly 4 goals a game. Let’s see if he keeps this up. I mean, this is also a team that allowed JAY ROSEHILL to score.

  13. antmel30 - Nov 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Bophine no your own team before you look stupid. You say great players don’t go through slumps did I miss something or does malkin have a 9 gm goalless streak going on right now. I would say he is pretty good and to play on pp with Crosby and letang and stool no goals in 9 gms I would say is a harder feat to accomplish. I am pretty sure ovechkin had a goal maybe two through a quarter of the season and either won MVP or was a finalist. But hey at least you look smart with your comment

    • whiskytango333 - Nov 9, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Not to be the grammar police, but if you wish to call someone stupid, it may be helpful to understand the difference between “know” and “no”.

      • barkar942 - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM

        Not to mention Capitalization and Punctuation.

  14. antmel30 - Nov 9, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Claudegirwho are you talking about if iginla and hossa because they look great on your team with hometown discount. Kunitz and dupius have to stay there because one Kunitz would already be cut if he wasn’t with Crosby like he was three times in career and Dupuis is the same they are average players who benefit from Crosby. Do you really think leclair would have had 40 goal seasons if not for lindros.

    • valoisvipers - Nov 9, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      Really antmel30, seems to me Kunitz put up some pretty good numbers while Crosby was injured.

  15. orangandblack - Nov 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Sidney “Scrambled Brains” Crosby….That’s all I could think of, you know the rest….

    • whiskytango333 - Nov 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      The NHL points leader? What about him?

  16. antmel30 - Nov 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    So you meen along side malkin ok I got you

  17. barkar942 - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Hey- I’m a Rangers fan. Can I put in my two cents on all of this fun?
    Didn’t the Rangers wipe up the ice with Cindy last week?
    (Hey- just trying to add more fuel to the fire. Thumbs down away)!

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      Yes, the Rangers completely wiped the ice with her.

  18. phillyphanatic77 - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    I love how haters are acting as if a star has never gone thru a goal scoring slump, especially a pass-first player like Giroux. Ovechkin has gone thru them; Kane; Kessell; the.lizt goes.on amd.om thru history.

    G played possessed tonight (he just missed 3 or 4 more), so I’m praying this gets him and the team going. As soon as the puck went in you could sense the weight lift off the bench. Time to put this team on your back again Claude.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 10, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      Philly you forgot to mention Malikn and Crosby. They’ve both gone through terrible slumps. Malikin is currently in a rough patch like Giroux.

  19. nicknyhc - Nov 10, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    So when I saw 69 comments on this article I thought, “I bet its mostly a bunch of dumb pathetic Penguins fans running their mouths”. Annnnnnd I was right.

  20. darksidecowboy - Nov 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Take that Mike Smith!!!! He’s coming for you!!!

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