Claude Giroux knew his harsh words would mean nothing without actions to back them up.

And so, the Flyers’ captain stepped onto the ice Monday afternoon like a man on a mission. In just 26 seconds, he beat New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov to give his team the early lead they never looked back from.

With Giroux at the helm – and yet another solid performance from Ilya Bryzgalov to back him up – the Flyers departed Nassau Coliseum after a 7-0 thrashing of the Islanders.

“That’s the way he is,” Jakub Voracek said. “When he says something, he always does that.”

It was the complete-game win they desperately needed.

“It started in the first shift and ended when the horn sounded 60 minutes later,” coach Peter Laviolette said. “A real complete game in all three zones.”