Former Flyer Carcillo rips Philly fans

New York Rangers winger Dan Carcillo celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3...

New York Rangers winger Dan Carcillo celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, April 22, 2014. (BRUCE BENNETT/Getty Images/AFP)

Ken Wiebe, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:00 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Dan Carcillo had an answer for the folks that were booing him when he was lying on the ice trying to shake off the cobwebs.

After being clipped just outside the blue line by Philadelphia Flyers forward Matt Read, Carcillo was booed lustily by the hometown faithful, the same folks who used to cheer wildly for him when he wore the orange and black.

But after taking a hooking minor in the third period, Carcillo came out of the penalty box and provided an insurance marker, tipping home a perfect pass from Brian Boyle to round out the scoring in a 4-1 win for the New York Rangers that put them up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Carcillo taunted the fans after scoring and had a message for them after being asked if he was surprised by the reaction to him lying on the ice?

“Nothing surprises me about this city or the way people act,” said Carcillo, who replaced rookie Jesper Fast in the Rangers’ lineup and had an eventful night with a goal and two minor penalties.

What about a reaction to the hit by Read?

“I don’t know, I don’t have any,” said Carcillo, who now has 38 playoff games on his resume. “I was coming through the middle and it seemed like he saw me and didn’t try to move. That’s how it is. You get hit, you get up and play.”

The Rangers were 19-9-3 with Carcillo in the lineup during the regular season and are now 1-0 in the 2014 playoffs.

“I knew that putting him in the lineup, he would bring energy and he try and play the way he can play,” said Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault. “Obviously, at one point there he was animated when he got hit to the head and it wasn’t called. But he got the fourth goal, gave us a three-goal lead.

“That was a good moment for him and now we’re going to turn our attention to the next game.”

Game 4 goes Friday night at Wells Fargo Center.


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