Sidney Crosby got too caught up in his hatred for the Philadelphia Flyers to recall that one of his best friends wears the orange and black.
No worries, though. Max Talbot isn't going to delete Crosby's number from his cell phone.
''He's definitely a great friend,'' Talbot said Tuesday. ''He was heated up in the moment and that's OK. It's not like I'm not going to talk to him after the series.''
Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins lost their cool in a fight-filled 8-4 loss to the Flyers that put them on the brink of getting swept out of their first-round playoff series.
The Flyers can eliminate the heavily favored Penguins and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a win in Game 4 Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Whatever happens, it'll be hard to live up to Game 3.
People everywhere are still talking about one of the most thrilling NHL games in recent memory. Fists flew faster than pucks, and goals were scored at a ridiculous pace.
Crosby, the ...