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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: Turris vs Giroux

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TSN.ca Staff
5/12/2014 12:06:18 PM
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The NHL Play of the Year showdown's second round resumes today with a battle of determination and finish.

Today's Round of 16 match-up features Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris taking on Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux.

Turris shows a tremendous individual effort, faking out nearly an entire team.

He victimizes the Caps going straight to the net. He barrels over the blue line freezing Mike Green, who earns a delayed penalty. He then shakes off some harassment from John Erskine before reaching for some open net with a ridiculous drag that leaves Philipp Grubauer with no chance of stopping the puck.

Turris took out perennial contender Sidney Crosby in the opening round, garnering nearly 55 per cent of the vote.

Giroux doesn't quite have as far to go on the ice, but given the circumstances unleashes a beauty of a shot.

Picking a wild point shot rebound off the end boards, Giroux picks up the disc and gets sent to the ice by David Savard. While falling, though, he unleashes one heck of a shot. Falling, he lifts a backhander behind his back towards the net... and roofs it. It's not even like Curtis McElhinney doesn't expect the shot, Giroux just beats him high glove without even looking.

Giroux took out one of his Pennsylvania rivals in the opening round, capturing 54-plus per cent from the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin.

You can watch the highlights and make your decision here . Every vote counts, so watch all the plays and take part in the TSN.ca Play of the Year Showdown. Let us know who you voted for via Twitter by using the hashtag #tsnklondikepoy.

Claude Giroux (Photo: Abelimages/Getty Images)

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