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Video: PHT Extra — Can brawl turn Flyers’ season around?

Nov 5, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

In the latest edition of PHT Extra, Jason and I talked with Kay Adams about the Philadelphia Flyers — specifically, the notion that Ray Emery‘s altercation with Caps goalie Braden Holtby on Friday could be a turning point in the Flyers’ season.

The Flyers are saying it can be — “we definitely fed off it,” explained Scott Hartnell — and proved that, at least in the short term, the now-infamous fight helped build momentum, as Philly went out the following night and shut out the Devils.

From there, discussions turned to the Rangers. Are the Blueshirts ready to turn things around after a tough start to the year? They’ve won three of four, but face a stiff challenge on Wednesday against Pittsburgh, who sit atop the Eastern Conference with an 11-4-0 record.

All that and more, in PHT Extra…

  1. sjtorpitt - Nov 5, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    That would be a negative, sir.

  2. joey4id - Nov 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    then Giroux better get into a fight soon. Coburn and Grossman can use some speed and mobility. Perhaps they should fight as well. Maybe if Bryz would have crossed the red line to beat up on a goalie he’d still be playing in the NHL. C’mon! This is total BS.

  3. girouxed - Nov 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Yea sure, whatever you say Mike.

  4. broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 5, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    I guess we’ll see. My guess is yes.

  5. cspsrbums - Nov 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Yea right You guys really turned it around you beat red hot Devils who only managed 14 shots.
    Flyers still suck

  6. cheesesteak75 - Nov 5, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    IF there is a turning point my money is on Hal Gill. He’s the best D man on the team. I hope Emery rots in Hell!

  7. cspsrbums - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Well I guess the loss to the Hurricanes answered that question. You all Really think beating the bottom dweller Devils 1-0 was the beginning of a turn around yea right

  8. wisdomnfl - Nov 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Based on tonight’s debacle, nope.

  9. muckleflugga - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    we here at the alberta chapter of the mississippi register think ray emery is wrongly maligned

    in fact, we are inviting his participation as grand parade marshal at our annual torch light parade down main street lloydminster during our annual beltane festival at the turn of summer

    all are welcome [ bring your own rope ]

  10. puckdrop1 - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Is it any surprise Harnell says yes? These are the ‘bullies’ in name and in fact.

  11. someonestolesociofan - Nov 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Ah yes, a meaningless brawl that cost the Flyers VC and Downie and where the goalie beat up on the Capitals’ goalie who had no desire to even fight.

    That will ALWAYS turn a season around.

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