Earlier today, we shared Claude Giroux’s thoughts after last night’s 2-1 overtime win at the Carolina Hurricanes. While the captain has already matched his point total from last season, he is still striving to be even better.
“Some guys are playing their best hockey of the season, but personally I’ve got to step up and bring more for the team,” he said.
Giroux has just two goals in his last 23 games, but he has 22 assists over that span to average over a point per game.
Head coach Dave Hakstol smirked when he heard about Giroux being hard on himself and was happy to hear it.
“He is and will be one of our key guys, obviously, all the way down the stretch here,” Hakstol said, per Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post. “The fact that he’s not happy with the production and the completeness of his play, you know what, that’s a good thing for our team. He’s a proud player and expects a lot from himself and he wants to be at the center of helping drive this team through a real tough stretch run here and he will.”