Apr 13, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) smiles from the ice against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Claude Giroux swings and misses at Dominic Moore's head (GIF)


The NHL Playoffs are underway as more action int Eastern Conference picked up tonight between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. But while the game was a one-sided barn burner, there was a lot of physicality that will only further escalate as the series continues.

One such incident saw Claude Giroux take a head shot — or an almost head shot — to Rangers forward Dominic Moore.

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We’ve seen the Flyers get physical in playoff series before and we’ve seen them both win games that way and lose complete control. They’re looking to take car of the Rangers as quickly as possible in the first round and it’s very clear that they will not be playing nice whatsoever when it comes to retaliation or just plain trying to get under New York’s skin.

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  • Pei Kang

    I am not a Grammar Stickler, but…

    They’re looking to take car of the Rangers as quickly as possible in the
    first round and it’s very clear that they will not be playing nice
    whatsoever when it comes to retaliation or just plain trying to get
    under New York’s skin.

    I think you meant CARE. Other than that….yeah, well, the only way to respond to filthy teams is to win and beat them by a good margin by playing a good clean game.

  • Mike Alyanakian

    Thanks for sharing the GIF. You should have watched it before posting a headline like that. Giroux’s swing motion was clearly intended to go up and over Moore to turn and look for the puck before entering the offensive zone. That headline wouldn’t have gotten as many clicks, so good job I guess.