A night of firsts for Claude Giroux, but not the first he really wanted.
Giroux was awarded a penalty shot in the first period of Thursday’s season-opener against Tampa Bay — the first penalty shot of the season, and the first penalty shot of his career.
But unfortunately for Giroux, Ben Bishop‘s timely stick-lift prevented what would’ve been his first-ever penalty shot goal.
This proved one of the noteworthy highlights from a fairly run-of-the-mill opening frame. Neither team found the back of the net, though the visiting Flyers held a 13-10 advantage in shots on goal.