Stop it right there. Claude Giroux’s second goal.
Giroux emerged from his slumber and scored his first goal since Mar. 28. The first – his 26th of the season – came from a tape-to-tape stretch pass from Nicklas Grossmann. The second was a result from a backhand pass from Mark Streit.
The play begins when Scott Hartnell fires a cross-ice area pass to Streit. The Panthers had a defensive lapse on this play, which allowed Streit to join the rush and have so much time with the puck. If you look just prior to when Hartnell releases the puck, three Panthers are locked in on him. When Streit picks up the loose puck, two Panther defenders collapse to the net. Not a single defender picks up Giroux, who is all alone in the slot. Mistake.
Giroux taps his stick on the ice to let Streit know he is open. Streit delivers a backhand saucer-pass to the tape of Giroux, who fires the puck in one single motion into the back of the net to put the Flyers up three goals.