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Videos: Devils, Flyers get a little nasty

May 8, 2012, 9:18 PM EST

The New Jersey Devils-Philadelphia Flyers’ recent rivalry has been painted by the nastiness of some huge hits, with Scott Stevens’ infamous check on Eric Lindros being the classic example. The two squads are a little different these days, but Game 5 featured a bunch of nastiness. It all seemed to start with Anton Volchenkov‘s walloping (and clean) hit on Brayden Schenn.

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That encouraged a (seemingly/relatively) clean retaliatory hit from Zac Rinaldo on Volchenkov.

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The second period was notable for two hits in particular as Wayne Simmonds delivered a questionable blow on Marek Zidlicky and Rinaldo delivered a not-so-clean check on Dainius Zubrus.

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We’re just now in the second intermission of a greasy Game 5 with the Devils up 2-1. It seems like Philly is getting frustrated, so the physical play should be something to watch in the final frame – whether it’s the last period of the Flyers’ turbulent season or not.

  1. sjsharks66 - May 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    That simmonds hit and the rinaldo hit were pretty dirty. I wouldn’t be surprised if rinaldo got a suspension for next season.

    • maalea - May 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      The Rinaldo hit was late but it wasn’t knee to knee like NBC said. It was a hip check that was late and it was a penalty.

      Simmonds hit was not dirty. Zid turned his back on Simmonds while trying to make a play with the puck. Zidlicky made a decision to take a hit to make a play. Every player has about 10 of those decisions to make every game.

      Would I like to see one of my guys get hit like that? No, but that doesn’t make it illeagle.

  2. sjsharks66 - May 8, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Not the rinaldo hit in the video, I meant the hit to zubrus knee when he didn’t even have the puck.

  3. jagrbomb18 - May 8, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    You’re a moron …you wish you had players like simmonds and rinaldo on your sad excuse of a hockey team

  4. whittle79 - May 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    No worry’s bomb !! Get your golf clubs ready !! Hahah

  5. sjsharks66 - May 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Yeah… Send them over. Because Rinaldo is a great asset to the sharks. How many games was he allowed to play this post season? Lol

  6. sjsharks66 - May 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Zubrus didn’t even have the puck, and it was a hip check rite to his knee. It was illegal. Any hit on someone who doesn’t have the puck is an illegal check.

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