Originally Posted by Casual
He had a goal, assist, and won the fight in the series. The Flyers aren't out because of their fourth line agitator.
Ask the Pens why they came back in that game and they'll tell you what it was that got them fired up... it was Talbot. Immediately after the fight the CBC colour guy for the series said, why would Carcillo want to give them anything to rally around? Seconds later, they scored. After the period, Crosby in interview said that was what they used to motivate themselves. And you could tell that something was going to change momentum-wise watching the Pens' bench after he picked himself up.
Carcillo should never have gotten into that fight. You don't give the other guys an emotional boost when they're deflated. You give them nothing. It's not all his fault they lost the series by a mile (their 2 best players were playing hurt). But I'd bet if he hadn't done that, they would at least have gotten a game 7.