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Video: Flyers get some revenge against Caps

Dec 17, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

After losing two games to the Washington Capitals by a combined score of 12-2, the Philadelphia Flyers got some revenge on Tuesday, winning 5-2.

They also avenged Tom Wilson‘s questionable charge on Brayden Schenn in the process. Check out the highlights below:

Braden’s brother Luke Schenn didn’t deny that it was a little different seeing his sibling take a big hit, as the Philadelphia Daily News’ Frank Seravalli reports.

“It’s tough to see anyone get hit like that, when it’s your brother, it hits pretty hard. I was pretty rattled,” Luke Schenn said. ” … Helpless is exactly the way I felt. There’s absolutely nothing you can do but hope that he’s going to be OK.”

(As usual, the team on the other side is standing up for its player, as Capitals players and front office members don’t even think Wilson deserved a penalty.)

On the bright side, Flyers head coach Craig Berube’s early assessment is that the Flyers forward will be OK. That can obviously change over the next few days, though.

Regardless, Philly won this round in what’s becoming an increasingly contentious divisional rivalry. Unfortunately (or fortunately, for the squeamish), the two teams won’t play again until March 2, though.

  1. blackhawksdynasty - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    That was an ugly collision. Hope he’s ok.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

      The consequence is bad. Schenn did have the puck, he hit through the body, was not purely from the back. Not defending him, and I can see how people can watch the same hit and come to different conclusions.

      • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

        I was over focused on where he hit. It was charging.

  2. endusersolutions2013 - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    What is unfortunate, close to an injustice, is that the while the caps are in 2nd in the metro, they would be in 6th in the Pacific or Central. And that’s just pure % of possible points – it worse when you look at strength of schedule. Only 3 of 16 teams would be in playoff position as the standings are today. Can’t remember when there was such a conference imbalance.

    • blomfeld - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      Well said Solutions … just us Kings and you Hawks are more ‘powerful’ than the entire EC combined ! :)

      • bulovma0 - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:07 AM

        “us kings” is this mike Richards?

  3. broadstreetbeatdown - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Nice to this this team put three full periods together without taking a shift off. They kept attacking instead of trying to protect the lead. Good effort all around.

  4. broadstreetbeatdown - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    George McPhee called the Wilson boarding a great hit. Congratulations Mr. McPhee you are officially retarded. I hope you or one of your family members gets hit like that sometime. Now that would be great.

    Special shout out to Foreskin…I mean Erskine. He’s a special type of scumbag.

    • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:34 AM

      Erskin was showing some crybaby antics every chance he got. People love talking about Philly fans but yet the two caps fans right in front of where schenn went head first, the two fans proceeded to cheer as he attempted to stumble away clearly in a lot of pain while collapsing several times. That’s some classless stuff right there. There was no excuse to cheer that hit after seeing how illegal it was and what it did to schenn. Then again most caps fans are fair weather fans and don’t know how to decipher a clean hit from a clear dirty one.

      • whammy71 - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM

        Effing shut the eff up already!!! The Goon Patrol has been laying people out for 40 years. Sometimes it comes around.

        Plus – it wasn’t a dirty hit. It was charging…but that’s about it. Schenn turned away at the last possible second and put himself in a vulnerable position.

      • stringhama - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:33 PM

        I do not think it is fair to say most Capitals fans are fair weather fans, the franchise has never won a cup and has not made it to the conference finals since 1998. So as a caps fan I will tell you the majority of the band wagon jumpers fell off after 09-10. Most fans that care enough to read the Pro Hockey Talk comments probably know at least a little bit of what constitutes a clean and dirty hit.

        The hit was not a board, it was a charge; and the hit was not delivered from behind. The call on the ice was clearly the right one IMO, but I do not know if it is worthy of supplemental discipline. I believe hitting someone for going fast is not a penalty, the question is really about how much he accelerated directly before the hit.

        In reference to the caps fans cheering after the hit, they were probably cheering for the fight that was happening directly in front of them. A fight which Wilson won, the hit was dirty, but supplemental discipline may or may not be coming.

  5. eagles512 - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    It was 12-4 not 12-2 before tonight. Not to nitpick…

    • James O'Brien - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Thanks, I’ll fix that.

      • maalea - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM

        And the missing part is inspite of the goal difference, The Caps gained only one point, due to the fact that the NHL OT rules are a joke.

  6. pitpenguinsrulez - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    A Flyers-Caps playoff series would be very entertaining to watch

    • flyerspsu - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:38 AM

      it would probably be more entertaining then a Flyers – Penguins series tbh b/c its been about 4 straight very dull games between them ever since the Penguins figured out that the heated, physical, wide open games suit the Flyers

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:39 AM

        I’d say this rivalry between the flyers and caps is makin a pretty solid bid to be the team that plays the caps in the winter classic next year. It gets more intense each game. It would make for a good winter classic and I know we’ve been in the front running for it. Bettman’s definitely takin notice to it

      • flyerspsu - Dec 18, 2013 at 3:20 AM

        yeah i was thinking the same, that would be awesome

  7. ovi8hull16 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Schenn turtled when he should have bore his shoulder and dropped his center of gravity. He turned a charging call into a catastrophe. He practically dove into the boards himself. Textbook charging 5 minute major. That’s it.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

      Quote of the day “He practically dove into the boards himself”. Yes, because every player strives to give themselves a concussion. You’re dismissed.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      You may have had a point until your “drove himself” comment.

    • coopjr - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      Had Zac Rinaldo hit Ovechkin in the same way you would self immolate in protest if Shanny doesn’t hand down a suspension.

      • ravenscaps48 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        The problem with that comment is, Zachary Rinaldo can’t hit Ovechkin like that. Ovie is too strong and powerful and would counter it. The size difference on the Wilson-Schenn hit is what made it a bad hit.

        Wilson shouldn’t be suspended for it. The 5 minute major was enough of a penalty because it essentially resulted in a loss for DC. He did charge into him (combined with size differential as well as Schenn turning his back to him) The 5 minutes is justice enough.

        Let’s get these two teams in the playoffs!!

  8. kyzslew77 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Why wasn’t Wilson given third star of the game? I thought that was how it worked–if you play a pretty bad game and the only notable thing you do is try to injure someone, the Philly media gives you a pat on the back. Now I’m just confused.

  9. banger60 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Are some of you people for real, some comments pure stupidity!

  10. blomfeld - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    CONGRATS FLYERS ON AN EXCELLENT WIN ! … Blomfeld on behalf of LA Kings Nation

    *** NHL’s Worst goalies as per Der Leipziger ‘Volkes’ Zeitung ***

    97) Alain Vigneault
    98) Alexander Ovechkin
    99) Richard Simmons

  11. cspsrbums - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    @Broadstreetbeatdowns
    You and your team really have a lot of room to talk about playing dirty and cheap hits. You even named your screen name Broadstreetbullies after the flyer reputation While I think it was a nasty hit only for where it was on the ice the I don’t believe his intentions were to injure but change the momentum the flyers had with a big hit (Maybe 2 games if that) But to read your post and here you complain about dirty hits and calling for heads and this needs to be out of the game coming from you guys is like the pot calling the kettle black the only thing your mad about he wasn’t left at the draft for the Flyers to pick up. Philly is the dirtiest team in hockey and has that reputation for a reason Broad street Bullies

    • flyerspsu - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:27 AM

      can you elaborate on how the Flyers are the dirtiest team in hockey? im curious cus im fairly certain they only have 1 suspension in the last 2 seasons and it was for 1 game as a first time offender last season, that might not sound all that impressive but consider how there have already been 29 suspensions this season and possibly 31 in the next day or two

      none are by the Flyers

      the Flyers were dirty in Broad Street Bully era and a little after that but since then Snider has just made it a point to have a tough, physical team, not an overly dirty one, do they have some players that can be dirty? sure but every team has some, the Flyers arent alone and surely not the dirtiest in the league

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:19 AM

      @cspsrbums. So in other words you agree with George McPhee, it was a great hit?

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM

        This dude is such an idiot. First off if you had a clue you’d know we didn’t name them that, it was the New York post that labeled us that. Second off that was almost 40 years ago and you weren’t alive so get over it. Your team was the obvious cheap shot artists tonight so I’d reframe from using the whole pot and kettle cliché. Your delusional if you think that we’d rather have Wilson with his whole 4 points, over Laughton who is one of the leading scorers in the ohl and probably will be captain of the Canadian world junior team. I think your the sour one realizing your gm’s one of the dumbest in the league and could of had Hertl whose tearing it up right now or Laughton whose proving he’s one of the best prospects right now and could turn out to be one of the best of his class. Get a clue before you pretend to know what your talkin you dumbass

    • ironyisadeadscene - Dec 18, 2013 at 6:32 AM

      “Philly is the dirtiest team in hockey…. ”

      No, that would be the other PA team

  12. ovi8hull16 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Broadstreet. If you really wanted to rebut my comment, you probably should have chose a sentence to attack besides the one that was obviously sarcastic. You dismissed yourself because your comment showed not only that you can’t produce an rebuttal, but your humor is weak as well. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s Quote of the Day. Mouthbreather.

    • maalea - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:04 AM

      If you spent 30 seconds on skates, you would know that dropping your center of gravity does not work on a hit like that. The striking player would go up and over the torso and a continuation hit to the head.
      It looks like he felt his best option was to try and avoid the hit, hence turning his body and hoping Wilson slides past him.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:24 AM

      You made the same stupid comment in another thread as well. I typically don’t make it a habit to rebut the mentally challenged so you’ll have to settle for my weak humor as opposed to your back peddling that you are now trying to pass off as sarcasm.

  13. cspsrbums - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    I guess he made the wrong decision

    I sure if it was the other way around you all would be saying it was a great hit .Sometime people need to take off the blinders and look at it for what it is the the hit was a good just in a bad place on the ice,he came hard stopped skating Schenn came out with puck and Wilson took a stride in a half and went right threw his shoulder Nothing at all wrong with the hit.the only thing that would have been better that that would be if he skated right threw bloms chest.

    • coopjr - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      Charging is in violation the rules whether it’s near the boards of not. The fact that Schenn was launched head first into the boards elevated the violation and hence the penalties.

      As for “great hit,” I might agree depending on the situation. However, it would still be against the rules and punishable by the league.

  14. President Charles Logan - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    wasnt even a penalty , and then schenn’s drama queen reaction of falling down 3 times was amusing ..

    • thesublimeylimey - Dec 18, 2013 at 6:08 AM

      That comment would make sense on your home planet, unfortunately for your argument, this is planet earth.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      Logan, this is, quite possibly, the dumbest thing you’ve ever said. People talk about Flyers fans having blinders on, but the haters are even worse. Your disdain for the Schenn brothers makes your ability to post an intelligent thought impossible. I would love to see if you could take Schenn’s position, take that hit, go headfirst into the boards, and see if you could stand up afterwards. All you have to do is see the still-shot on the other article of Schenn’s head and neck being crushed against the boards to know there was no acting here. And you making light of what could’ve been a serious upper-body injury just makes you look like a clown.

      • President Charles Logan - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:59 AM

        lol i knew you was going to react like that 77 , thats part of the reason i posted that ….. easy to predict.
        but the bottom line is , it should not have even been a penalty

  15. joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Great win by the Flyers. Simmonds took the air out of the Caps’ balloon with his goal in the 3rd. I was hoping the Caps wouldn’t come back because the Flyers played a good. game and deserved the win. If they move players I certainly hope they won’t move Couturier. The kid plays a regular shift, and can play against any of the top forwards of the league, he’s on the PP and PK, and he’s no where as good as he’s going to be, Don’t trade him!

  16. antmel30 - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    President Charles Logan talk about a drama queens look no further than your Pitt pens. Brook Orpik acts like he gets knocked out after two jabs. Talk about a glass jaw. No infer he doesn’t fight guy acts like he dazed after two pitch slaps. Brooks needs to grow a pair. Schen got hit ten times harder I’m pretty sure he remembers it.

    • President Charles Logan - Dec 21, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      hate to break it to ya ant-mound but im not a pens fan

  17. kastout11 - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    It was a dirty hit; plain and simple. That was the very definition of boarding. I see a 3 or 4 game suspension for a player that could be a healthy scratch, when Philly will lose Schenn for probably at least a week. Just hope they don’t rush him back. I think the Flyers have some depth, but he was moved to center when Vinny went down. Losing 2 of your top 3 centermen is tough to deal with, but I guess Adam Hall will play a bigger role. Nice fight last night, he can throw.

    • President Charles Logan - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      lol@ adam hall

    • stringhama - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

      ….the call was not boarding. The hit was shoulder to shoulder and thus a charge due to his sudden acceleration prior to the hit.

  18. girouxsalem89 - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    I didn’t realize so many people didn’t understand how charging works…

    You guys realize that even if the hit is to the shoulder it can still be charging right? Primary point of contact has nothing to do with a charging call.

  19. mclovinhockey - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    It was a dirty hit in a dangerous area that the league wants to remove from the game and it resulted in an injury…. This will be an in person hearing without a doubt. I don’t think he wanted to injure him, but he accelerated and did not play the puck… Could easily be 6 games.

    • stringhama - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      James Neal had a phone call for trying to end Brad Marchand’s career. I would be shocked if this is an in person hearing.

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