Giroux, 23, was one of the NHL’s breakout stars this past calendar year. In 2010-11, he led the Flyers in regular-season scoring with 76 points then upped that performance in the playoffs (12 points in 11 games.) Giroux continued his run of excellent play into this season, moving atop the NHL scoring leaderboard (16G-23A-39PTS in 28 games) before being sidelined by a concussion.
The PSWA will honor Giroux at its annual Sports Award Dinner on Jan. 30. Upon receiving the award, he’ll join some pretty select company — Roy Halladay, Brian Dawkins, Jimmy Rollins, Allen Iverson, Ryan Howard and Bernard Hopkins have all won it before.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger