The Sharks took care of business on the ice Tuesday, and S.J. Sharkie did the same on Twitter.
The target: Gritty, the Flyers' new yet quickly beloved mascot, who was feeling himself a little too much before Tuesday night's game in Philadelphia.
As the Sharks finished their 8-2 rout of the Flyers, S.J. Sharkie had some words for Gritty. You see, Gritty had visited a local aquarium and decided to talk trash, angrily clearing a rack of plush sharks in the gift shop and posting a video of him trying to catch an actual shark with fishing line.
Now, it was S.J. Sharkie's turn to teach the new kid in town a lesson. And he took some big swings, first at Gritty's very familiar-looking arena entrance, then on the staying power of his rivals' boasts.
At this pace, gritty will be lucky enough to be able to see 328 goals scored in front of him at home this season.— #SJSharkie (@sjsharkie) October 10, 2018
At this point, you might be shouting, "That man has a family!" But S.J. Sharkie, a veteran of the rough-and-tumble hockey mascot game, wasn't done with Gritty yet.
Hey gritty. If you want to see and be the shark, I'm sure I can come in and teach you and your team a thing or 8....
Hook line and STINKER pic.twitter.com/KQIjAgWWGA— #SJSharkie (@sjsharkie) October 10, 2018
So far, silence from Gritty. Which might be the smartest thing he's done the last two days.