The Flyers beat the Carolina Hurricanes last night 6-5 in a shootout. The Flyers were down 4-1 going into the 3rd period, and stormed back with 4 goals in the 3rd period alone to tie the game, and then win in a shootout, which they rarely do.
The Flyers win moved them into a 2nd place tie with the Penguins. The Flyers have a game in hand on the Penguins, and a few games in hand on the 1st place Rangers. The Flyers have been playing real well lately, and winning close games. All of that is great, but we wanted to recognize Scott Hartnell for his performance not only against the Hurricanes, but really all season.
Scott Hartnell, who didn’t need a great game to already prove he was the man, had a hat trick, and got into a fight against the Hurricanes. Hartnell scored a 5-on-5 goal, and had a short-handed goal and power-play goal, both in the 3rd period to help with the Flyers comeback. He also got into a fight, and as you can see from the photos, pummeled Carolina tough guy Casey Borer.
A hat trick, and a fight. All in a night’s work for Scotty Hartnell.
This is what happens when you fight Hartnell