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Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux, left, tries to pass the puck after a collision with Toronto Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux, left, tries to pass the puck after a collision with Toronto Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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