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Highlight of the Year Championship: Cousins vs. Ghost & Giroux

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

It all comes down to the this.

A rookie’s great play leading to his first NHL goal has advanced all the way from the Wild Card round, while a thrilling play in the final seconds of the 3 on 3 overtime has torn through the bracket to face off in the championship round.

February 11 vs. Buffalo Sabres: The recently recalled Nick Cousins makes a great play to steal the puck in the defensive zone by blocking a slap shot at the point from Sabres right wing Justin Bailey. After it deflects back to Bailey, Cousins strips the puck off of him and races forward into open ice and tees up a blast from the top of the circle to beat Sabres goalie Robin Lehner for his first NHL goal.

March 28 vs. Winnipeg Jets: This overtime thriller lasted nearly all of the extra session with a shootout seeming inevitable. Claude Giroux led a last second rush up the with defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere jumping up on his wing and into the zone. Giroux’s pass deflected in the air and the play seemed broken until Ghost lept up with Jets’ center Mark Scheifele, batted the puck down with his hand, quickly shoveled it with his stick to Giroux sitting all alone in front and beat Jets’ netminder, Ondrej Pavelec, for an important two points in the heat of a the playoff race.

Watch each video and vote for which one you think deserves to be the Highlight of the Year for the 2015-16 season. Fans can vote once per day, and a random winner will be selected from fans who pick for the winning highlight. Winner will receive an autographed Flyers item!


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