If you weren’t watching the Penguins/Flyers game yesterday afternoon, you probably wondered what that noise was. It was the rest of us screaming.
I could (and will) watch this all day. The amount of awesome cannot be expressed. Even Pierre is speechless. I wish they’d kept his mic live so we could hear Laviolette screaming. He and Granato were both ejected, but not before Lavi picked up a stick and smashed it. Of course, it was Max Talbot’s stick.
“He broke my stick and I was pretty sad about that. It was a good stick,” Max said (which is why I still love him).
Watch Giroux, he’s begging for someone to draw him off the bench. That would have broken Pierre’s heart, because he spent the whole game fangirling over Claude. It was like his old flame Sidney didn’t even exist. How fickle, Pierre! Near the end there’s a great shot of James Neal screaming at Zac Rinaldo. I was fanning myself with a magazine, I swear.
There were all kinds of reasons for this melee – Schenn cross-checking Crosby, Bylsma putting his 4th line out for the late shift, Vitale crushing Briere in open ice – but mostly it happened because these are the Penguins and the Flyers. They love to hate each other. They’ll do it again Saturday, and probably in the first round of the playoffs.
Can you imagine? No one win too much, you have to play each other! Too bad (for me) the Pens couldn’t get the win yesterday. They’re still one point up on the Flyers and can maintain home ice advantage. You can read more about the insults and challenges traded post-game here.
Here’s the Crosby post-game interview [link], or you could just…
And for the Flyers fans, I couldn’t find a Gingeroux post-game so here he is being interviewed with his dad [link]. Or if you prefer…