In the midst of yesterday's madness, I posted a game review without any goal highlights. I was so caught up in the drama and the surprising way the Pittsburgh Penguins handled themselves, that I completely forgot to credit Jaromir Jagr for one of the dirtiest, outstanding assists on a Claude Giroux goal that I've ever seen.
Just as the final frame opened up, Pittsburgh netminder Marc-Andre Fleury had been pulled and backup Brent Johnson started between the pipes.
Claude cutoff a Penguin pass from the point in our end and transitioned the play up ice. Waiting for him at Pittsburgh's blue line was Jaromir Jagr who accepted the rubber off of Claude's pass.
As Jagr took the puck with Pascal Dupuis draped on him like a drunk sorority harlot, "G" snuck into the slot uncontested and unseen, as if he were some badass commando.
Dupuis, at this time, was doing his best to knock Jaromir's 6'3" 240lbs frame off the puck but was failing miserably. Jagr had the vulcanized rubber distant from his contender by one outstretched arm while his other arm kept Pascal at bay.
With a swooping motion, #68 fed a camped Giroux just feet from Johnson's cage --
I haven't seen something that filthy since she woke up next to me one groggy, hungover college morning. Props to those two for developing such a magical sequence of puck movement, physical dominance, and awareness.
That was Giroux's fourth goal of the post-season, totaling his tallies to 8pts in 3-games played.
Jagr is tied with Claude and Schenn for assists, and this one's brought his points total to 5 (1G, 4A).
If there's anyone out there talented enough to turn that play into a looping GIF file, I will pay handsomely for it. And by "pay" I obviously mean you get the rest of my leftover Hawaiian pizza.
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