Watch: Claude Giroux wins faceoff — by scoring a goal.

An elite hockey player’s reflexes are often difficult to appreciate in real time. They’re tough to replicate in the All-Star skills competition. Today, though, they were laid bare when Claude Giroux scored a goal in the second period tonight in San Jose.

Giroux scored from the faceoff circle when the referee dropped the puck and the Philadelphia Flyers forward snapped off a puck with plenty of English on it, fooling Martin Jones. Check it out:

Credit the official with an assist for putting the puck right where Giroux was looking for it.

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J.P. Hoornstrahttps://allpuck.com
J.P. Hoornstra is a writer based in Southern California.

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