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Video: Giroux hits the 500-point mark in win over Coyotes

Claude Giroux made his return to the lineup on Saturday afternoon and he made his presence felt early on.

Giroux’s goal late in the first period was the 500th point of his NHL career (above).

The 28-year-old became the 14th player in franchise history to hit the 500-point plateau.

  1. Bobby Clarke-1210 points
  2. Bill Barber-883 points
  3. Brian Propp-848 points
  4. Rick MacLeish-697 points
  5. Eric Lindros-659 points
  6. Tim Kerr-650 points
  7. John LeClair-643 points
  8. Mark Recchi-627 points
  9. Rod Brind’Amour-601 points
  10. Simon Gagne-535 points
  11. Gary Dornhoefer-518 points
  12. Reggie Leach-514 points
  13. Rick Toccet-508 points
  14. Claude Giroux 500 points

The Flyers also got goals from Scott Laughton, Sam Gagner and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

Defenseman Mark Streit had three assists in the game.

The two points allows Philadelphia to close the gap between themselves and a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Flyers are one point behind the Penguins, but Pittsburgh has two games in hand (they’re currently leading the Jets by a score of 2-1 in the second period).