The Flyers' special teams dominance played a major role in how they were able to beat the Penguins in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Front and center in that effort were two of the Flyers' highest-profile free-agent signings this past summer, former Penguins center Max Talbot and right winger Jaromir Jagr.
After the Flyers' series-clinching, 5-1 win in Game 6 Sunday at Wells Fargo Center, they had different reactions to beating their former team.
"It was special for me because you play against team you played for six years," said Talbot. "I took it as a challenge. It was definitely special for me to win this playoff series."
Jagr, 11 years removed from playing for the Penguins, dismissed any extra significance in the win.
"I played there for a long time. I wanted to beat them because we were playing them," said Jagr, who finished with seven points, including five on the power play. "I wanted to beat them because they're a pretty good team, and it gave us a chance to play in the next round. It's nothing personal. Once you take things personal, it's not good."
Talbot, Jagr fill key roles in Flyers' win
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Apr 23