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Shutting down Flyers' Claude Giroux key to Rangers in series
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:34:43 +0000
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The New York Rangers stopped Philadelphia Flyers leading scorer Claude Giroux to win Game 1 of their Eastern Conference First Round series, 4-1 Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Giroux, the NHL's third-leading scorer, was a non-factor in the game where he collected more penalties than shots.
The Flyers' top trio of Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Scott Hartnell was held to two shots and struggled against the Rangers' fourth forward line of Brian Boyle, Dominic Moore and Derek Dorsett.
Giroux's frustration mounted over the course of the game and boiled over when the Flyers captain took a slashing penalty with 7:59 remaining in the third and New York leading 3-1.
Andrew McDonald opened the scoring for the Flyers off an assist by Hartnell at 7:28 of the first period.
Mats Zuccarello answered for the Rangers over three minutes later to tie the game.
Brad Richards, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin all scored for the Rangers in the third as New York took a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-seven affair.