Thursday, December 29, 2011

Game Photos: Pens vs Flyers 12/29/2011

Thursday night at Consol Energy Center wasn't about the battle for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. It wasn't even the usual grudge match between two cross-state rivals. It was all about the return of two former Penguins, both legendary in their own way. And what a return it was for Max Talbot and Jaromir Jagr. While both received much different greetings from the fans (constant boos for Jagr, a smattering of boos that turned into a standing ovation for Talbot when a video tribute to him was played on the big screen), they both ended up making important contributions in Philadelphia's 4-2 victory. Check out our photos from the game after the jump.

Yes, Jagr did manage to get a pretty nice goal past Fleury. In an interesting subplot, Jagr decided to celebrate by skating right over to @PensKnittngLady and saluting her:

And she "saluted" back:

Those screen shots courtesy of the folks over at Crossing Broad.

Anyway, back to the game.




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  2. Maybe I shouldn't comment until I've had my full complement of caffeine - the typos in my first comment were too much for me to let stand.

    Anyway, here's what I thought I was typing:

    I love how Fleury is looking right at you in the one pic. And, kudos to Pens Knitting Lady for her salute!

  3. @rockhopper - yeah, I normally assume when the player appears to be staring at the camera it's just a coincidence, but we've seen Fleury so much recently it seems possible that he recognized us and was probably a little disappointed not to see the Maftrix poster at this game. ;)