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Giroux and Crosby's Rivalry Sparks Once Again: G Has the Last Laugh


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Ryan Hall
October 29, 2023  (1:22)
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As cross-state rivals in the Metropolitan Division, the Flyers and the Penguins have always sparred with each other, fostering a spirited rivalry and plenty of banter between the benches.

Former Flyers captain Claude Giroux and Penguins captain Sidney Crosby were notorious for their on-ice exchanges as well as their interactions on the benches.
This rivalry has been reignited as Giroux and Crosby faced off against each other while Giroux now plays for the Ottawa Senators. He has embraced a leadership and mentorship role for the younger players while representing his hometown team.
It appears that he has integrated well with the Senators, and his contribution has positively impacted their performance on the scoreboard.
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In a recent matchup between the Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins, during the middle part of the second period, with the Senators leading 3-0 but being outshot 23 to 9, both players renewed their rivalry, resulting in Crosby drawing a cross-checking penalty.

The Senators emerged victorious in the game, winning 5-2. Giroux played a pivotal role, recording two assists and finishing with a +2 rating, along with five shots on goal.
Meanwhile, the Flyers suffered a 7-4 defeat against the Anaheim Ducks. They will face the Hurricanes on Monday, October 30th, with the game scheduled for 7:00 PM Eastern Time at the Wells Fargo Centre.
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