In a critical game 3 of the Eastern conference quarterfinals, the Flyers got an overtime game winner by grinder Danny Carcillo. To some, he would be a surprising candidate for a heroic goal but he certainly didn’t surprise himself. In a post game interview veteran winger Ian Lapperiere told reporters that just prior to the start of overtime he went up to Carcillo and told him “It’s time to be a hero.” to which Danny responded…
“I got this.”
Less than 3 minutes later, he scored the biggest goal of his life. It’s not quite “Ruthian” but it sure feels as important this morning.
"I make this look good."
At Monday’s practice Flyers captain Mike Richards did more than work on his game; he debuted a tribute to teammate Dan Carcillo by shaving off his beard and sporting a serious handlebar mustache. Richards has been plagued by some inconsistent play of late and hopes his new ‘stache will lend him some good fortune
“Hopefully, it will start working. The beard wasn’t working. Hopefully, this will come along.”
Richards certainly wasn’t the only one around the Flyers who have noticed Dan Carcillo’s excellent play of late. Coach Laviolette’s been impressed by the young physical forward.
“When he wears his heart on his sleeve, everybody sees it. It’s contagious from the bench to the building, to the fans and myself. Danny’s played really good hockey for us.”
Carcillo himself talked about how he’s noticed some fans sporting some fake mustache’s in support of his play. Hey, whatever it takes to make this team bond together…if it’s 70’s porn mustaches who are we to question.
1 mustache > 4 penguins