WHAT A GAME!!!
This was an exciting game to watch as the Flyers beat the Senators 5-3 in Philly. There were over 10 fights in the last two minutes, even the goalies
fought each other. I dont have much of a voice left right now as everytime they dropped the puck, about three fights would break out and this happened
five consecutive faceoffs! Lots of sticks and gloves spewn everywhere, blood all over the ice, just like OLD TIME HOCKEY!!
Reminded me of the
Flyers teams of the '70's, better known as the "Broad Street Bullies". Nowadays you'll see the occassional fight but not like tonight, goalies and
all. At the final buzzer there were 5 players left on each team, each team starts with 20.
If the NHL wants to keep decreasing fighting, then they should have looked at the 23,000 people in the Wachovia Center screaming and jumping up and
down. That is entertainment, thats what the fans like to see and WE pay the BILLS! Scoring is down, fighting is down, they're taking the fun out of it
and I enjoyed every minute of this game, 8 goals and well over 300 penalty minutes
. I know they have some proposals to try and increase scoring
and I wish they would go back to letting the players police themselves. That is if there even is
a season next year, but thats whole different
story and a future rant.
After falling behind early in the game, the Flyers scored four unanswered goals en route to a fight-filled 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the
With 1:45 left in the game and the Flyers leading 5-2, a six-on-six brawl erupted that included a fight between the goaltenders. It began after Donald
Brashear and Rob Ray fought, with Ray getting pounded and leaving the ice with a bloodied face.
Soon after the conclusion of that fight, every player dropped his gloves, and Lalime skated the length of the ice to grab a hold of Robert Esche, who
was in the middle of it.
Fight upon fight occurred for the remainder of the game, and at the conclusion, just six players were left on either side.
The bad blood between the teams stems from Senators forward Martin Havlat hitting Recchi in the face with his stick in a game last week. Havlat played
his first game after being suspended two games by the NHL for the incident.
After the game, Philadelphia general manager Bob Clarke, captain of the Broad Street Bullies teams of the 1970s, went toward Ottawa's dressing room,
but was stopped by Flyers officials. The officials still hadn't sorted out the penalties nearly an hour after the game finished.
to see the 3rd period penalties. That's hockey baby!