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Game three of round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers resulted in some entertaining playoff material. Daniel Carcillo played a huge role in the 4-1 Rangers win.
The former Flyer had a lot of slander to spread about the opposing team and the fans had just as much to say. Game three seemed to be more of a game of Carcillo against the Flyers and their fans as foul words and rude gestures were exchanged, according to the New York Daily News.
The first period was extremely entertaining and action-packed. The Rangers started strong and Derek Stepan gave the team an early lead with the first goal of the game at 3:54. It got messy quick with penalties, dives and hits.
Nearing the end of the period, Dan Girardi went in for a goal, while Martin St. Louis tipped it right into the net.
During one of the many Rangers' power plays, Benoît Pouliot went at it with Andrew MacDonald once more, giving the Flyers the room they need to score their first goal. Mark Streit gave the Flyers some confidence with his 2-1 goal.
Rangers fans became a bit scared during the second period when they Flyers started fighting back. It remained scoreless throughout, until Girardi attempted a goal for a second time, this time succeeding. With a 3-1 score as the period reached the end, the blueshirts looked extremely tired.
Carcillo is a name to discuss when talking about game three. His personal hatred towards the Flyers was not hidden. After roughing around with a few players and taking a few hits, Carcillo’s temper emerged in the faces of the referees as he was sent to the penalty box.
After leaving the box after two minutes passed, Carcillo automatically hit the ice and scored a goal. Carcillo approached the crowd to celebrate and mock them.
“Nothing surprises me about this city and the way people act,” Carcillo said about Philadelphia. “But I came out of the box, Boyle made a great pass, and I put it through his legs. Afterwards, you know . . . I was just excited," reports the Daily News.
Henrik Lundqvist kept his stamina up the entire game and ended with 31 saves, reports CBS Sports. The Rangers now lead the Flyers in round one, 2-1. The two will meet again on Friday at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.