Carle's OT Assist Leads To Joy In Philly

(above) DU Alum Matt Carle joins the celebration after Claude Giroux scored against the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals Wednesday night

Twice, the Philadelphia Flyers needed video replay to decide if a goal counted. One did, one didn't.

Claude Giroux didn't need the officials to check his winner.

Giroux scored 5:59 into overtime to give the Flyers a 4-3 victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night, cutting the Blackhawks' series lead to 2-1. Game 4 is Friday night in Philadelphia.

Giroux scored on a redirection off Matt Carle's pass, beating Antti Niemi to decide the third straight one-goal game in the series.

"I tried to get a stick on it, and it just trickled in," Giroux said. "Our line started playing well, so anytime your line's going you just play better I think. The whole team just showed up tonight, and we really wanted that win.

"Desperation was the key word, I think. It's almost do or die."

1 comment:

puck swami said...

Carle assisted on the third and fourth (GWG) Philadelphia goals.

Great to see a DU alum playing a prominent role in a Stanley Cup final...