Giroux making case as NHL's best

Updated: April 22, 2012, 6:44 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- At some point before Game 6, Claude Giroux approached head coach Peter Laviolette and said he wasn't sure who the coach was planning to start, but Giroux desperately wanted to on the ice when the puck dropped.

So Laviolette put the talented forward on the ice. And as if to reinforce that this was all part of Giroux's master plan, the talented Flyers forward rocked Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby with a big hit at the Penguins' blue line, then converted a turnover to give ...

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