Miked up for his first All-Star Game two weekends ago, Flyers left wing Scott Hartnell helped set up a goal with a pretty pass, then skated past opposing defenseman Dion Phaneuf and threw out a borderline-insulting one-liner that was broadcast live on national television.

"That was all in good fun," Hartnell said Thursday night after scoring a Gordie Howe hat trick in the Flyers' 4-3 win over Phaneuf and the Leafs. "I heard the Twitter world blew up after we went at it there."

Hartnell/Phaneuf II was a lot more than playful trash talk.