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Wayne Simmonds pummels Eric Brewer

Dec 27, 2011, 10:13 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning took an odd 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, but it might be one of those “won the battle but lost the war” situations. Victor Hedman left the game with an upper-body injury while Wayne Simmonds gave Eric Brewer a brutal beating, as you can see below.

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Word is that Brewer returned to the Lightning bench, but injuries are often documented after the case in situations like these. Either way, he cannot be feeling great right now.

Scott Hartnell reportedly taunted the Bolts bench and swung his stick in that direction during a timeout, which prompted Ryan Malone to hop onto the ice and “intervene.” Both player received game misconducts for that activity, so it’s clear that the two teams haven’t gained any fondness for each other since that trap-related staring contest from November.

  1. dmacirish - Dec 28, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    research equals accurate articles. no game misconducts, just a 10 minute misconduct, both returned. also please watch the replay of the game and see that hartnell reacts to the players – both malone and downie – not as you describe him swinging his stick at their bench. just saying.

    • lsxphotog - Dec 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM

      Hartnell was chattering to the Tampa bench and I’m sure something was said, but Scott swing his stick, encouraging Malone to leave the bench. So Hartnell is at fault for his actions and so is Malone for leaving the bench…both just being stupid.

  2. polegojim - Dec 28, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    What a bush league move by Hartnell. You lost Scott. Your team looked REALLY bad.

    Take care of it on the ice like a man, not swinging sticks like a gradeschooler.

    • obamablowz - Dec 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM

      Isn’t swinging sticks on the ice?

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