Can we stop calling this the Battle Of Pennsylvania already? Not really much of a battle these day.
Flyers 3, Penguins 2 (OT)
They keep calling this the “Battle of Pennsylvania”. They keep saying this is a rivalry. But I gotta admit, I’m getting pretty bored. I mean, that makes 6 in a row for everyone counting at home. And listen, I know the Flyers are a very bad ice hockey team. But for as bad as they are, that’s how much of mental midgets the Pittsburgh Penguins are. Seriously, since the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals in 2012, the Flyers have owned the minds, bodies, and souls of the Pittsburgh Penguins. If the Flyers could play every game against Pittsburgh and I got a dollar for every win, I would, at the end of the regular season, have a grand total of $82 dollars. Now let’s drop the mitters and get down to it.
Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight
4 fights in the 2nd period. I guess it really is a rivalry. And the craziest stat of all is that 3 of the fights were Europeans. Euros who never fight. Holy fuck I love hockey. We’ve got Bellemare dropping the gloves and absolutely teeing off on Farnham. Michael Raffl decided it was his turn to get in a tilt with Zach Sill (eh, good job good effort I guess). And then Voracek went after Rob Scuderi and was dropping bombs. Angry Pork Chops is my favorite Pork Chops. Rinaldo was tossed from the game so obviously he couldn’t get into the action but luckily Luke Schenn stepped up to square off with that punk bitch Steve Downie. If there was ever any player in the NHL who deserved to get knocked the fuck out and then continued to be pummeled while he lays on the ice, it’s him. All the fights will be at the end of the post.
Penguins Tears Are My Favorite Flavor Of Tastykakes
Was Captain Claude’s overtime dagger the prettiest goal you’ve ever seen in the world? Probably not. But that’s a goal scorer’s goal. Right place, right time. More than I can say about that jabroni Crosby. Dude couldn’t have been more irrelevant out there last night skating around with his ear guards still in his bucket. And let’s talk about Chris VandeVelde real quick. Is he the hottest player in the NHL right now? 3-game scoring streak from a guy who not even everyone in Philadelphia knows who he is. Love it. Del Zotto came up big with the helper on that goal so that cancels out those bad penalties he took and that one play where he got caught holding LB RB too long.
Is the Flyers PK Unit Really Good, Or Penguins Powerplay Really Bad?
Hey, Pittsburgh. In case you didn’t hear the news, the Flyers have the worst penalty kill in the league. Not as an exaggeration. Like the literal worst penalty killing unit this world has ever seen. So maybe if you sorry losers ever want to be the Flyers again, scoring on at least 1 of your 6 power plays would be a good place to start. Just a suggestion.
The Other Guys
- The Rinaldo hit was dirty. Not like realllly dirty. But definitely a dirty hit. I’ve seen cleaner. And since he’s a repeat offender, I’m sure he’ll have a couple of games to sit out.
- Razor Ray Emery played a hell of a game. Somehow he always manages to play well against Pittsburgh. There were plenty of points throughout the game he kept the Flyers in there. I know that would hold up, but he at least deserves the respect and credit for last night.
- Let’s just watch some fights and call it a day.
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