Carcillo ended up on top in the fight, but the bout certainly inspired the Penguins; just 14 seconds after the brawl, Ruslan Fedotenko scored Pittsburgh's first goal to start their comeback from a 3-0 deficit.
Talbot was part of the reason for that deficit, as his defensive-zone turnover resulted in the game's first goal.
"I wasn't happy with the mistake I made in the first, so I had to do something to get it back," said Talbot. "I thought it was a good way to do it."
"He felt bad about the turnover, but nobody was mad at him," said Bill Guerin. "That's happened to everybody in this room at some point in time in their career. You learn a lot about a guy in how he responds to a tough situation and Max really stepped up for us.
"I think he just sent a message to our team that we wouldn't give up."