Is it just me or did Giroux make TWO sick passes to set up Gagne?
1st: Turn over right in front of net comes to Giroux. He fakes the slapper and draws the defenseman to the ice. He displays Cannon-esque patience and passes for a good angle shot for Gagne.
2nd: Gagne gets his own rebound and shuffles it off quickly to Giroux skating behind the net. He fakes EVERYONE out with a nifty little behind the back pass that gives Gagne the shot on the just opened short side because Giroux already faked everyone out. Very Foppa-esque.
God I freaking love this kid. And for all those saying Gagne couldn't handle Giroux's passes early on I think he might be starting to get the hang of it.
Those weren't even his best passes of the night. His best pass was when he put the faceoff through the centerman's legs, stepped around him, and fed it to Gagne wide open in front. Unfortunately Brodeur made a sprawling save on Gagne, but the pass was just ridiculous.
Actually his pass just before that to Gagne in the slot was pretty nice too, good little fake shot and pass to Gagne coming in but he couldn't convert. Straight after he controls it really nicely as it bounces and lays it off behind him for Gagne to score.