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"Let's Giroux, Flyers!"

Claude Giroux is

"Let's Giroux, Flyers!"

With three assists Thursday, Claude Giroux has 52 on the season, tied for 27th on the Flyers' all-time single-season list.

With 19 games remaining, he is primed to do some serious climbing up that list:

 Rk.      Player  Season         Games  Assists
   1.  Bobby Clarke   1974-75  80  89
   Bobby Clarke  1975-76  76  89
   3.  Mark Recchi  1992-93  84  70
   4.  Bobby Clarke  1977-78  71  68
   Eric Lindros  1995-96  73  68 
    Ken Linseman  1981-82  79  68
   7.  Bobby Clarke  1972-73  78  67
   Mark Recchi  1993-94  84  67
   9.  Bobby Clarke  1976-77  80  63
   Mark Recchi  1999-00  82  63
 11.  Bill Barber  1975-76  80  62
   Rod Brind'Amour      1993-94  84  62
   Bobby Clarke  1982-83  80  62
 14.  Rod Brind'Amour  1995-96  82  61
 15.  Garry Galley  1993-94  81  60
 16.  Rick Tocchet  1989-90  75  59
 17.  Mark Howe  1985-86  77  58
 18.  Bobby Clarke  1979-80  76  57
   Bobby Clarke  1978-79  80  57
   Ken Linseman  1979-80  80  57
   Brian Propp  1985-86  72  57
 22.  Peter Forsberg  2005-06  60  56
 23.  Brian Propp  1984-85  76  54 
 24.  Eric Lindros  1993-94  65  53
   Eric Lindros  1998-99  71  53
   Brian Propp  1983-84  79  53
 27.  Bobby Clarke  1973-74  77  52
   Claude Giroux  2011-12  59  52
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