PHILADELPHIA - Claude Giroux scored 3:57 into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a fight-filled game Tuesday night.
After a throwback clash that featured one ejection and nearly 100 penalty minutes, perhaps this one should have been decided by the judges' scorecards rather than goals.
Flyers wing Zac Rinaldo was tossed and faces a likely suspension for plowing Kris Letang into the glass. Flyers All-Star and NHL scoring leader Jake Voracek threw a series of fists in his first fight of the season. And Pittsburgh forward Steve Downie gave a flippant wave to a jeering crowd as he skated to the locker room after his role in a brawl.
The teams fought four times in the second period for a total of 66 penalty minutes.
Pittsburgh's Beau Bennett and Philadelphia's Chris VandeVelde scored in the third to make it 2-all.