April 12, 2012
Briere just a bit offside
By ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency
PITTSBURGH - Daniel Briere’s grin said it all.
He wouldn’t come out and admit he was the hockey equivalent of a mile offside when he opened the scoring for the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night, but he wasn’t fooling anyone.
“In my mind, I was good,” said Briere, who certainly didn’t hesitate on the play. “I had no clue. I didn’t even think about it. I heard their bench kind of yell but that was the first time I had a clue.”
At the time -- 6:22 into the second period -- Briere’s goal seemed innocent enough as the Penguins were still in control with a 3-1 lead. But when he scored again midway through the third on a shot Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury should have had, it was game on.