If their paths cross down the line, the theater should be delicious. As usual.
Mark Streit’s backhanded shot from the right circle caromed between Marc-Andre Fleury’s pads 2:10 into overtime as the Flyers beat the Penguins 4-3 on Saturday to assure themselves of a first-round matchup with the Metropolitan Division-rival New York Rangers.
Streit’s 10th goal of the season was the game-winner.
Jakub Voracek scored twice for the Flyers, and Claude Giroux added his team-high 28th goal of the season. Ray Emery made 12 saves after replacing injured starter Steve Mason to begin the third period.
There were three goals in the final 5 minutes of regulation, a brief dust-up at the end of regulation that led to a rare 3-on-3 to start overtime, and plenty of pushing and shoving.
“It’s a guy picking on a guy who had a stroke,” Bylsma said.
If that’s the case, Berube is wondering why Letang is in the lineup at all.
“Then (Letang) shouldn’t be out there playing, bottom line,” Berube said. “It’s a stupid comment.”