Claude Giroud moved up to second on the points he collected in Philadelphia Flyers history with a 3-2 overtime win over the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday.
Giroux earned an exclusive second place when he secured an assist in James van Remsdijk’s first goal in the first half. The 600th pass in his career put him ahead of Bill Barber by 884 in the Z Flyers.
Giroud is still far from the top of this ranking held by Bobby Clarke. The former striker finished his career in 1984 with 1,210 points in 1,144 games with the Flyers. Giroux currently has 973 matches on his record.
The Kraken tried to spoil the evening in favor of Giroux, as Jani Jord equalized the score moments after Van Rimsdijk’s goal. They held the score until the third inning and Seattle thought they were in control when Jeremy Luzon’s bullet landed behind Martin Jones. But at the start of the second half, officials ruled that Jaden Schwartz had stopped the goalkeeper and disallowed the goal.
It was just a postponement for Quebec and with less than six minutes to go, he scored his first goal in a Kraken outfit. Van Rimsdijk equalized after just 15 seconds to send both teams into overtime.
Ivan Provorov played a big trick on Philip Grobur when he came in front of him to secure the victory for the Flyers. Jones finished the night with 34 saves and Grobauer surrendered three times on 22 shots.