Professional antagonist Dan Carcillo didn’t play in either of the first two games for New York against Philadelphia, but we’re sure glad Rangers coach Alain Vigneault dressed him for Game 3 in Philadelphia.
Carcillo, who’s played 33 of his 38 career playoff games in a Flyers uniform, had taken a hooking penalty midway through the third period when his Rangers led 3-1. It set the table for the Flyers to get back into it, but after they failed to convert on the man advantage, Carcillo increased the lead to three – and rubbed the city of Philadelphia’s face in it.
There is just so much hate to love in this clip:
The Rangers won 4-1 on the road to take a lead in the series and in his 8:57 of ice, Carcillo provided the energy he’s out there to do. This goal may have locked him in for a Game 4 appearance.