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Gritty Accused Of Throwing A Punch

from Christian Hetrick of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Chris Greenwell brought his boy Brandon to the Wells Fargo Center one night in November to meet the most famous person on the Philadelphia Flyers payroll: Gritty.

The Flyers had invited Greenwell and his 13-year-old son to get a photo and some face time with the fuzzy, googly-eyed mascot, all part of an exclusive event for season ticket holders. But after waiting in line for about an hour behind dozens of fans to get to Gritty, something shocking happened, according to Greenwell.

In Greenwell’s telling, Brandon playfully patted the mascot on the head after the photo was taken. As Brandon walked away, Gritty got out of his chair, “took a running start," and “punched my son as hard as he could," Greenwell said Wednesday.

Officials at Comcast Spectacor, the company that owns the Flyers, told Greenwell there is no video footage of the incident because the “cameras in that area of the center are focused on other locations,” according to emails between Greenwell and officials. The company claimed it conducted an investigation that included interviews with Gritty, and “Gritty’s handler,” but couldn’t verify Greenwell’s account.

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Video- Brad Marchand Can Force Another Round In The Shootout

 

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A Sophomore Slump For Carter Hart?

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Carter Hart seemed so unflappable, so mentally strong, in his rookie season and the first couple months of 2019-20 that it was easy to forget he was barely 21 and there would be growing pains along his path to becoming an All-Star goaltender.

The growing pains, which have escalated on the Flyers’ disastrous road trip, are real and sometimes difficult to watch.

Like the first-period goal that Brad Richardson scored Saturday in Arizona, a shot from distance that hopped past Hart and changed the complexion of the game.

Like the four first-period goals he allowed — not all of them were his fault, mind you — in the Flyers’ 5-4 loss in Vegas on Thursday.

Like his last seven road starts, which all turned into losses.

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All Carter Hart

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

It's every kid's dream to play in the NHL, but once you got here, when did it sink in that you're actually an NHL player?

"Maybe a month in, just kind of realized that these guys are human too. It's playing against some of my idols, but they're all human too, just like you and I. That's when I realized that I'm in the NHL and I belong here too."

What's been the biggest adjustment you've had to make in the past year?

"Taking care of my body has been a big part of my game. Making sure I'm getting enough sleep, eating the right things. Because we've played a lot of hockey lately, we played 16 games in 30 days in November, it's a lot of quick turnarounds on a lot of nights. So I think it's really important that you try to recover the best you can so that you can perform again in a short turnaround.

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Video- Joel Farabee Suspended Three Games

For interference.

 

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Video- Joel Farabee Will Have A Hearing Tomorrow

 

Watch the hit below.

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Thoughts Go Out To Oskar Lindblom

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Video- What Was Brady Tkachuk Thinking?

Tkachuk received 2 for a cross check and 2 for roughing.

:24 seconds left in the 3rd, Sens down by one and their goalie pulled.

 

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A Wake Up Call For The Boston Bruins

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The Bruins came out slower than the 8:30 Commuter Rail to Rockport Sunday night and recovered in time — though it took a verrrrry long time — to bank a point in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers at the Garden.

We turned the clocks back a week ago Sunday morning, back in the old golden and glory days when the Bruins were the hottest team in the NHL. Ever since, much like the Commuter Rail, it’s gone off the tracks for the Black and Gold.

Have you felt out of synch the last week, lost how to explain gaining an hour on the clock messed up your life? Irritable? Short-tempered? No idea what condition your condition is in from one minute to the next?

Well, call it the Bruin in you.

The sons of Bruce Cassidy cobbled together only 10 shots through the first two periods vs. the Flyers. They finally mounted a push in the third, piled up 17 shots, and cashed in with goals from Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand. The L’il Ball o’Hate summoned his best Joe Sakic imitation on the equalizer, lasering an off-the-back-foot wrister past Carter Hart with 7:38 to go in regulation. A mesmerizing shot, and one of less than a handful of really entertaining, big-league plays the Bruins were able to summon all night.

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Videos- Claude Julien Is Not Happy With A Delay Of Game Penalty

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

“There was an icing and we’re trying to put the same guys on the ice and they say there should be different guys out there and they give us a delay-of-game penalty,” Julien said. “Most of the penalties were penalties and we take responsibility, but (the referees) have to take some responsibility. After that, I don’t knew whether they felt embarrassed, but they made sure we weren’t getting any breaks. There was the stick to (Jonathan) Drouin’s face that everyone saw (and) I’m not sold on the ruling on the penalty shot.”

more on the Habs OT loss to the Philadelphia Flyers...

 

 

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