Scott Hartnell Falls on a Penalty Shot, Flyers Lose to Unbeatable Thomas
He managed to fall not only on a breakaway, but also on the ensuing penalty shot. Yes, Scott Hartnell fell on a penalty shot. The Mites on Ice don't fall taking penalty shots.
The tripping call that led to the free shot appeared to take out Hartnell's legs, but upon further review, Harts actually withstood the initial blow and fell on his own. For realsies. When you get hit in the left side of the leg, your leg doesn't slip backwards a full second later.
Two classic Hartnell falling .gifs after the hop, plus full game highlights (a compilation of Tim Thomas walking on water). Flyers lost 3-0. Game recap at Philly Sports Daily, including this gem from Danny Briere:
“Well, that was a big one to blow,” Briere said with a smile. “It’s early in the season. We’ll save it for when it matters.”
That's what she said.
Jump it for the .gifs.