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Claude Giroux has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy.

After a sluggish start to the year, he matched his previous high of 28 goals and finished third in NHL scoring with 86 points in 82 games. This is his first nomination for the Hart Trophy.

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Claude Giroux tried to stay positive after the Flyers were eliminated in seven games.

Giroux had three shots on goal in the Flyers' 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. "We moved the puck well, had a couple chances," Claude Giroux said. "We have to make sure it goes in the net. It's Game 7. You lose 2-1. It doesn't get closer than that. I think we did a good job staying in the battle. We have a lot of character in this room. For a young team, I think it's great. This is only going to make it stronger." Although he was held off the scoresheet in Game 7, Giroux had six points in the first round.

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Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists in Philadelphia's 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Giroux has two goals and six points in six playoff games. He's excelled in the postseason throughout his career and now has 61 points in 56 contests.

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Flyers coach Craig Berube is still looking for more from Claude Giroux.

"He definitely was more effective with the puck; he shot the puck more," Berube said of Giroux's performance in Game 5. "He competed hard. I still think he's not where he needs to be. And he'll get there." The Philadelphia captain acknowledged that he needs to better as well. "I'm aware I've got to play better. I want to play better," Giroux said. "And I will." He registered six shots and scored in Game 5 after he had four shots and two assists in the previous four matches of the series. Look for him to come out blazing on Tuesday night when the Flyers try to force Game 7.

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The Philadelphia Flyers didn't win, but Claude Giroux at least managed to score his first goal of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs in Sunday's 4-2 Game 5 loss to the New York Rangers.

The talented forward can at least not answer that specific irritating question. The Flyers will attempt to fight off elimination in Game 6 on Tuesday.

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Claude Giroux has played well in the playoffs despite picking up only two assists in four games.

Giroux has been great at the face off dot as he has won 44 of 73 chances in the series. Giroux is also a plus-three and while he did finish third in the NHL in scoring with 86 points, he could break loose offensively at any time.

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Claude Giroux recorded an assist in Philadelphia's 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers.

Giroux also had two shots on goal after failing to get any in the first two games of the Flyers' first round series. He had 28 goals and 86 points in 82 contests during the regular season.

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Claude Giroux hasn't recorded a shot on goal yet in the 2014 playoffs.

Giroux has an assist and plus-three rating in two games, but the Flyers are hoping to get more out of him offensively. "He worked hard, and you've got to keep continuing to work hard and find shots," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "They're tight-checking [and] they're good at it. . He's going to get checked. He's got to fight through it. He understands that. He's working hard and doing that." Giroux ranked third in the NHL with 86 points in 82 games this season.

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Claude Giroux recorded an assist in Philadelphia's 4-2 loss on Thursday.

It was Giroux's 82nd point, guaranteeing that he'll average at least a point-per-game for the third straight season. He's tied for fourth place in the NHL's scoring race.

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Claude Giroux padded the back of the net twice as the Flyers soundly defeated the Panthers 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Giroux now has 27 goals to go along with 81 points in 79 games this season. The dynamic center needs just one more point over the final three games to guarantee his third straight campaign of producing at a point-per-game pace.