VOORHEES, N.J. -- Scott Hartnell
added some humor Monday into what really is a nasty series between two of the fiercest in-state rivals.
Hartnell drew more than a few laughs from the large media contingent when he talked about Kimmo Timonen
fighting Kris Letang
in the first period. Hartnell has been with Timonen since their days together in Nashville, and they both came to the Flyers before the 2007-08 season in the same trade for Peter Forsberg
"In 12 years I haven't seen that guy with his heartbeat over 140, and the guy is over there scrapping with a tough guy like Letang," Hartnell said. "It's great to see."
He was asked about his orange and black necklace, which got yanked off by either Craig Adams
or Sidney Crosby
late in the third period.
"It's a Phiten bracelet that pitchers use in baseball," said Hartnell, who was wearing it Monday. "I don't know much about it, but it makes me feel good. I've been wearing it for half the year now. Obviously I didn't know it came off there, but when you're attacked from behind like that by a scrappy animal, something is going to go."
As for his hair getting pulled in that same sequence, Hartnell said, "I don't know what the rule is in the NHL rulebook about hair pulling, but maybe you should look into that. Letang has some nice hair over there on the other team and I'm sure he wouldn't like it if someone pulled his hair either. I'm definitely going to have to call Shanny about that."
He also offered a slight dig at Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury
, who has allowed 17 goals on 84 shots in the series.
"Obviously eight goals a night is usually going to get you a win," Hartnell said.
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