An hour before this early Eastern Conference showdown with the undefeated Washington Capitals, Claude Giroux played a game of H-O-R-S-E against Flyers teammate Wayne Simmonds on the basketball court in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center.

Simmonds made a left-handed shot going to the basket that Giroux needed to duplicate or else he'd receive a letter. Giroux went to the basket OK, but his left-handed shot was a little, well, not smooth, and rolled out.