isn't the toughest player in the League, but his game is about playing fearless and doing whatever it takes to spark his team. In Game 6 of the Pens' first-round playoff series with the Flyers, that meant dropping the gloves and fighting two-time League penalty minute leader Daniel Carcillo
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."