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Claude Giroux flies to top of CSPR

Heading into the NHL playoffs, the Flyers-Penguins series had the potential to be an all-time classic, and so far it's delivered -- well, unless you're a Penguins fan. Leading the charge for Philadelphia has been 24-year-old center Claude Giroux, and he takes the top spot in this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings.

After being held scoreless in the Flyers' Game 1 win, Giroux busted out with three goals and three assists in Game 2, setting a Philadelphia franchise record for most points in a playoff game. He followed that up with a goal and an assist in Game 3, putting the Flyers on the brink of a sweep over the favored Penguins.

Giroux had some help, as teammate Danny Briere checks in at No. 7 in the rankings, giving the Flyers two of the three NHL players to make this week's top 10.

Check out the full rankings below and let us know what you think in the comments section. If you impress our panel with your critique, you could be featured as a guest ranker for next week's edition.

2012 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Will Selva, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman.

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