Thursday, June 03, 2010

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...