One of the most memorable parts of the NHL's All-Star weekend was Scott Hartnell audibly yelling, "Suck it, Phaneuf!" to Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf after assisting on a goal. There appeared to be no hard feelings in the exhibition, but not even those two would fight in an All-Star Game.
In their first meeting since then though, the fireworks came. Watch as Phaneuf cheaply takes down Hartnell into the net and boards, then Hartnell gets up and into position to pop home the first goal of the game. And then celebrate by fighting Phaneuf…
Crazy part is, that little one-handed tap earned Hartnell an extra minor. For slashing…?
Update: After getting two-thirds of the Gordie Howe Hat Trick on one play, Hartnell grabbed an assist on Claude Giroux's second period goal.
Question for YOU: What should constitute a Hart Trick? Just a fight directly after a goal, or is the #hartnelldown a requirement...?
Update 2: Flyers win, 4-3! Video:
Photo: Eric Hartline-US Presswire
EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.
Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.
Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.
Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.
Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.
TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.
Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,
Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.