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“We’re not good, we’re obviously not in the spot we wanted to be.”
-Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov after losing 4-2 to the Rangers last night. More from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull.
The Flyers–Senators brawl was a line brawl that occurred during a National Hockey League game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Ottawa Senators on March 5, 2004. The two team's combined penalty minutes, 419, were the most in a single game in the history of the league. The game was played at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., which is the home arena of the Flyers.
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By Matt Linsky, TiqIQ
Another chapter of the battle for Pennsylvania will take place on Wednesday, when the Pittsburgh Penguins and their high-powered offense cruise into Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. This heated rivalry might be the best one going in the NHL right now, as there is always an abundance of goals, fights, and hits when these interstate rivals take the ice.
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension for charging.
Alfredsson received 5 for cross checking, a 10 and game misconduct. Rinaldo 2 for roughing.
Here's the penalty line...
09:13 Philadelphia Harry Zolnierczyk: 5 minutes, charging
09:13 Philadelphia Harry Zolnierczyk: 10 minutes, game misconduct
09:13 Philadelphia Zac Rinaldo: 5 minutes, fighting
09:13 Ottawa Kaspars Daugavins: 5 minutes, fighting
added 3:06pm, Watch the Sens broadcast team video of the hit below...
from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,
Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk was whistled for a 5-minute major “kneeing” penalty with under 30 seconds to play in Wednesday’s 4-1 shellacking after laying out Washington’s Mathieu Perreault in open ice.
Oates’ star player, Alex Ovechkin, took exception to the hit and tangled with Zac Rinaldo.
“It was like, 30 seconds left, 4-1 lead,” Ovechkin said. “Why you have to kill the guy? It was dirty.”
Ovechkin’s coach didn’t feel the same way, more or less saying Ovechkin’s opinion perfectly describes his entire, unimpressive game on Wednesday.
“I don’t think it’s dirty at all,” Oates said. “I think it’s a product of our whole game. There is 30 seconds left, the game’s over, and ‘Matty’ thought he could stickhandle through the team. It’s not what we do, all of us. The atmosphere clearly dropped in the game, it was over and you think you can bang one through the entire team. You just can't. It'll never work that way.”
read on and watch the hit below...
By Eli Epstein, TiqIQ
As NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, the NHL Players Association and the league’s owners promised, the shortened 2013 hockey season would not be lacking action. The activity has been end to end, the finishes have been dramatic and the play has been upbeat and largely spectacular.
While many teams haven’t skipped a beat, some franchises have struggled out of the gate. In a truncated season, that means that now, nearly halfway through the 2013 campaign, is the time that a limping franchise needs to turn it on or kiss their playoff hopes goodbye.
Probably happened in this fight with Mike Brown last night.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a conditional draft selection in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Simon Gagne, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Gagne, 32, has played in 11 games this season with the Kings, recording five assists and two penalty minutes. The 6-1, 195-pound native of Ste. Foy, Quebec has played in 772 career NHL regular season games with the Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Kings, recording 586 points (283-303=586) and 318 penalty minutes. In 109 career NHL playoff games he has 59 points (37-22=59) and 32 penalty minutes.
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