We've played the Penguinfreude game before, and we'll play it again. Honestly, it's a good game.
Today's quote roundup comes from this lede and this close in two separate articles from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Many believe a two-goal lead is the most dangerous in hockey.
Others contend a three-goal edge has that distinction.
Truth is, the game's most dangerous lead might be any that the Penguins get against Philadelphia at Consol Energy Center.
If there ever was a game destined to end on something entirely fluky,
this was it, so Jakub Voracek decided he would complete his hat trick
with a shot from behind the net, around Orpik, through Vokoun, and into
the increasingly tortured history of this series.
Tortured seems pretty strong. Strong is good.
Speaking of Brooks Orpik, he's having flashbacks:
"It was like in the playoffs, when they get behind they like to target certain guys and, for some reason, we like to retaliate," Orpik said.
And Pens coach Dan Bylsma, who can't seem to control his team:
"We got too emotional in the game, too involved with the extracurriculars down the line," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "It took away from the game.
"That was something they needed, something they got involved in and got energy going their way. We knew it was a tactic they were going to use."
The Flyers next meet the Penguins on March 7 at Wells Fargo Center.
Until then, here's Wayne Simmonds fighting, assisting and scoring and Sidney Crosby making a face.