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Hartnell scores, then fights Dion Phaneuf (video)

Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:11 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2012 10:16 pm
By: Adam Gretz

Scott Hartnell had a pretty solid game for the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night, recording a Gordie Howe hat trick in a 4-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. In a display of what can only be referred to as "old time hockey," Hartnell managed to earn two-thirds of his Gordie Howe Trick (the goal and the fight) on the same play, within seconds of each other.

Impressive, and very unusual.

After firing a bouncing puck past James Reimer from just inside the faceoff circle to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead late in the first period, Hartnell almost immediately stopped his post-goal celebration, turned around, gave Toronto's Dion Phaneuf a slash across the leg, and then started to fight the Maple Leafs defenseman.

Here's a look at the sequence (including a hit from Phaneuf on Hartnell just before the goal) that resulted in Hartnell picking up the extra penalty for slashing, via

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Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:18 am

Hartnell scores, then fights Dion Phaneuf (video)

How was that not a delayed call for interference on Phaneuf? I hate Hartnell, but the ref was right there and Hartnell went very awkwardly into the boards. #needconsistency

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