Even with a ridiculously long injured list that would be the foundation of a pretty good hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins still found a way to go 8-1-3 in their previous 12 games entering Sunday’s contest against the Philadelphia Flyers. While the loss certainly impacts their pursuit of the top spot in the Metropolitan Division (they remain three points back of the Washington Capitals), and even their quest for home ice advantage in the first round, it is still not the worst thing to come out of Sunday’s game. The worst thing for them would be the fact the Penguins lost yet another key player to an injury when forward Conor Sheary had to leave the game mid-way through the first period. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said after the game that Sheary is dealing with a lower body injury and that right now he is considered to be day-to-day.
Patric Hornqvist tries his best to bring the Penguins back, scoring a late goal in the Third period to close in on the Flyers lead.
Haley immediately sprung back to his skates and went on a search-and-destroy mission for Jarnkrok. Haley was given a match penalty. The Predators, who were up 3-0 at the time of the incident, went on to win 7-2.