Originally Posted by JD_May
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.
I disagree. There probably wouldn't have been a game six if it weren't for the efforts of players like Carcillo. I agree the Pens got some momentum after Maxine lost the fight, but the Flyers' shaky goaltending and team
defense cost them the game, not Carcillo.
Originally Posted by jaydc7
Carcillo is a punk. I don't know why the Flyers got him at the deadline since they already had penalty trouble, and they definitely knew what kind of player he was.
A cheapshot artist that won't back it up by dropping the gloves? There are plenty in the NHL these days, but he's not one of them.