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… [Video Below]
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