It wasn’t long ago that Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Max Talbot, was on the giving end of a hockey-viral youtube.com video, putting his finger to his lips and shushing a ravenous Philly crowd just seconds after taking a beating from Flyers’ forward Daniel Carcillo in the 2008-09 post season.
There were even pretty funny shirts made.
But on Thursday night, after the Penguins downed the New York Rangers, 5-4, in overtime at MSG, the loss wasn’t the main topic immediately afterward, it was Sean Avery’s mimicking of Talbot’s feminine panic swings that had New York fans chuckling.
Midway through the third period, Avery and Talbot came together after a whistle. As the two began jousting with their gloves on, Talbot threw an overhand slap that completely missed its intended target. Seeing this, Avery loses it and instantly starts taunting the Penguin with mock swings.