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Flyers’ Game 3 giveaway inspired by Hartnell, Hulk Hogan Penguins fan exchange

Sean Leahy
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Pretty much every playoff team gives away something to fans before each game whether it's a towel or a t-shirt. The Philadelphia Flyers are once again getting creative with their fan playoff giveaway.

Please recall during the 2008 playoffs when the Flyers team motto, also placed on t-shirts was "Vengeance Now". In 2009, it was "Hungry for More". So it's no surprise that the trend has continued.

Today, as the Flyers prepare for Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team is giving shirts out to fans before the game that capture a recent memorable moment in the Pennsylvania rivalry:

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Crossing Broad

The moment during the line brawl on April 1 between the two teams is most remembered because of Scott Hartnell going at it with Penguins fan Cy Clark, the guy you see dressed up as Hulk Hogan during games at CONSOL Energy Center. The two jawed at each other before Hartnell gave the Pens fan Hogan's famous "I can't hear you" gesture as the Flyers downed the Penguins 6-4.

Clark on his Facebook page didn't take offense to being the inspiration for the shirt saying: "Before everyone gets in an uproar, Im [sic] laughing my ass off about this. Glad I was able to make an impression on Rockytown. I hope they show me on the jumbotron and boo me like they do Crosby/ please let me know if this happens."

Through two games both teams have combined for 24 penalty minutes. Who would have guessed this series would be the one without all the potential supplemental discipline?

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