The first quarterfinal highlight looks at a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair between the Flyers and Maple Leafs in Toronto on Dec. 20, while the second is a dazzling display of speed and finesse against the Avalanche on Dec. 31.
HIGHLIGHT #1: Claude Giroux takes a perfectly threaded pass across the zone from Jakub Voracek at the side of the net. Instead of firing a one-timer, Giroux holds it, waits out Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier and from a sharp angle places one up high and just inside the post to give the Flyers a 5-3 lead late in the second period.
The goal was one of two on the night for Giroux, which was also part of a four-point night for the Flyers captain in a 7-4 win at the Air Canada Centre.
HIGHLIGHT #2: In Colorado, on New Year’s Eve, defenseman Mark Streit kicks off a rush on the power-play from the Flyers zone and leaves a drop pass just beyond the blue line for Giroux and the captain takes it from there.
Giroux weaves his way into the Avalanche end skating past both penalty-killing forwards, d-men Jan Hejda and Erik Johnson before going in all alone and beating goalie Semyon Varlamov low blocker to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead midway though the third period.
Watch both highlights below and vote for the one you want to advance to the semifinals…