Late in the game, Mount Lavy erupted. Coach Peter Laviolette broke Max Talbot's stick in anger and got into a shoting match with Penguins assistant Tony Granato.
Both were ejected.
After the comeback win, Laviolette criticized Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for putting out his goon-type players at the end. Several scrums erupted after an open-ice hit by the Penguins Joe Vitale leveled Danny Briere with 1:03 to play.
"Those guys hadn't played in 12 minutes," Laviolette said of the Pens' late lineup. "It was a gutless move by their coach."
Said Penguins star Sidney Crosby: "I’m sure (Laviolette) doesn’t like to see one of their top players getting hit... Maybe he shouldn’t have put him out there.”
Scott Hartnell, on the other hand, said the Flyers' recent success in Pittsburgh is because they got out of the aging Igloo.
"This is a much different building than the Igloo," Hartnell said. "We were almost scared coming into the Igloo. People were right on you, and just how dumpy the place was. Rats (were) everywhere. There's even more rats now (in the rubble). It was tough. But I think it's good that we have the confidence to win here and play hard. We know in our hearts and our heads that we can come in here and win here."