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Philly’s Giroux pumped for tomorrow’s Blackhawks visit

Toews with Cup

Apparently it’s Stanley Cup rematch week in the NHL. On Saturday, Vancouver is in Boston for a much-anticipated game. But let’s not forget about tomorrow, when the Blackhawks are in Philadelphia for the first time since winning the Cup there in 2010.

Claude Giroux sure hasn’t forgotten.

“Any time you think of Chicago, you’re going to think of them stealing the Stanley Cup from us,” Giroux said, as per “Obviously it’s motivation for us to win every game.”

The ‘Hawks and Flyers hooked up last year – a 4-1 Philly win on Jan. 23 – but that was in Chicago.

“I remember last year, it was a big game for us,” said Giroux. “We won that game, but we’ve got to make sure we do the same thing here.”

Meanwhile, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is looking forward to reliving some old memories.

“It’s been a long time, but just to be back we’ll have some old stories we can tell,” Toews told “I’m sure the new guys are sick enough of hearing about all that stuff. We’ll just have a couple more days of it, I guess.”