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Jordan Staal: “We hope the weird continues”

Apr 18, 2012, 10:54 PM EDT

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With five goals in his last two games (including tonight’s hat trick) and seven points in four playoff contests, it’s kind of understandable that Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal is embracing the strangeness of this series. NBC’s Tom Layberger was on the scene to capture Staal’s amusing takeaway from a fittingly bizarre Game 4 in which the Penguins bombarded the Philadelphia Flyers 10-3.

“It was a weird game in a series that has had a lot of weird things take place,” Staal said. “We hope the weird continues.”

Something tells me that Marc-Andre Fleury might not want things to continue being weird. Then again, would anything be stranger than this series suddenly turning into a goaltending duel?

OK, that might be a little too weird.

  1. bmscalise - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    I would have gone with “surreal” as opposed to “weird.” But in any case, I know I love having J. Staal on my team. His importance as a leader on this Pens team is under appreciated.

  2. lrg51 - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Agreed. In any case… this series is long from over. I thought from the get go like many hockey fans that Pittsburgh was the better suited team for a playoff run. I have a feeling that the next game could bring this series a lot closer. Of course, winning in Philly is another matter.

    Lived in Phila for 20 years. I wasn’t surprised to hear the announcer talk about the few fans left when things were getting bad… Phila fans are tough on their sports teams…

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