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FAN VOTE: Best Goal vs. Best Hit

The semifinals open with Giroux's no-look backhander vs. Rinaldo's crushing hit

Monday, 08.18.2014 / 10:07 AM ET / News
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FAN VOTE: Best Goal vs. Best Hit
The semifinals open with Giroux\'s no-look backhand vs. Rinaldo\'s crushing hit


POLLS ARE OPEN: The Play of the Year Tournament Semifinals open up with this 'Best Goal' vs. 'Best Hit' battle. Click on the banner above to view the whole bracket.

In this matchup, Claude Giroux's no-look backhander takes on Zac Rinaldo's crushing hit on Kyle Clifford to determine which play moves on to the Finals.

HIGHLIGHT #1: Giroux puts up the game-winning goal with this no-look backhand stunner. The Flyers capped off a five-goal third period and third straight unanswered goal to hand the Blue Jackets a 5-4 loss at the Wells Fargo Center on Dec. 19.

HIGHLIGHT #2:
In his second game back from injury, Rinaldo lays a hit on 6'2'', 210-lb Kings' forward Kyle Clifford, with just over two minutes into the opening period. The Flyers would go on to take the game, 2-0, and earn their fourth victory out of five games in the last nine years in LA (4-0-1).

Watch each highlight and submit your vote below. The polls close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, but fans can vote an unlimited amount of times during the week.


Giroux's no-look, backhand, top-shelf goal against Columbus
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Zac Rinaldo crushing hit on Kings' forward Kyle Clifford
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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