I'm not sure what was said during that first intermission, but if I had to guess, it probably went something like this: Peter Laviolette filled a fridge with 100 jars of jam and kicked it over before summoning Ville Leino over from the Buffalo locker room, punching him in the head, and telling him to clean up the mess.
Then, the Flyers came out in the second period and scored less than a minute in on their way to SEVEN STRAIGHT GOALS and a 7-2 win. Orange Jesus had five assists, just one shy of Eric Lindros' team record set back in 1997, and Max Talbot scored two goals to pace the Flyers.
But that wasn't even the most bad ass of bad ass performances in this one. Wayne Simmonds took a puck to the face during warmups, and in his own words, had two teeth "knocked around," whatever that means. He wound up with 25 stitches in total, a full face shield... and two goals. Oh, and they were the game-tying goal and the game-winning goal, too.
For purposes of this recap and our own collective sanity, we will pretend as if the first 20 minutes of tonight's game did not happen. Go Flyers. F*** the Penguins, etc.