Everyone loves a good hockey brawl, it’s one of the reasons the NHL is so entertaining. HOWEVER – the current Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers playoff series is more of a novice UFC fight. Talk about a rivalry between the state of Pennsylvania. It’s the Penguins who are playing like dirty little birds out of frustration. Hot damn this was crazy, and this fight in the first period was just the beginning.
Three players were tossed in the first period, even superstars Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux got in a scuffle. Each team had their top defenseman – Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang and Philadelphia’s Kimmo Timonen – booted to the locker room.
Talk about the “Fight to the Cup” – I think the Penguins might be taking it a little too literally. The score was overshadowed by the slugfest, but in the end the Flyers won 8-4 and lead the series 3-0. Things might get even uglier