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Video: Jakub Voracek and Carl Hagelin go at it

Apr 22, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

When things get physical in the playoffs, it occasionally means that skill players get involved. (Philadelphia Flyers veteran Vinny Lecavalier‘s fight with Jarome Iginla many years ago is basically the top example.)

The Flyers and New York Rangers have gotten pretty nasty at times on Tuesday, but maybe the most surprising moment came with Jakub Voracek lost it with Carl Hagelin:


  1. nysportsrule - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Vorachek didn’t get an instigator? Wow is right. And why that wasn’t classified as a fight I will never understand

    • killerpgh - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:02 PM

      My guess is it wasn’t rule a fight because Hagglin would have received a game misconduct for not having his jersey tied down. I’m also guessing that is why Carcillio got the roughing penalty for doing nothing to Giroux during that same scrum. Would have been interesting to Carcillo and Giroux fight. All the Flyers fans that had no problem when Carbomb went after Gabrok would have seen the other side of the BS.

      • broadnpatterson - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:19 AM

        Yeah except Gaborik dropped his gloves first

      • hockey412 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:23 AM

        They’d have to prove it wasn’t tied down to start with (that Voracek didn’t cause it to come loose), though.

  2. phxyotes - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Hagelin got worked.

    • hockey412 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      It didn’t look like Hagelin knew they were actually fighting until Voracek was landing them – normally there’s a bit of a warning – kind of sucker punch-ish…

  3. mclovinhockey - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but haglin does not have his jersey tied down in this fight… Automatic suspension coming

    • mp1131211 - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:21 PM


    • 7mantel - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      no fighting penalties so I would think no suspension

    • hockey412 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      Can you show me in here where it says automatic suspension? I can’t find it.

      46.13 Jerseys – A player who deliberately removes his jersey prior to participating in an altercation or who is clearly wearing a jersey that has been modified and does not conform to Rule 9 – Uniforms, shall be assessed a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and a game misconduct. This is in addition to other penalties to be assessed to the participants of an altercation. If the altercation never materializes, the player or goalkeeper would receive a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and a ten-minute misconduct for deliberately removing his jersey.

      A player who engages in a fight and whose jersey is removed (completely off his torso), other than through the actions of his opponent in the altercation or through the actions of the Linesman, shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty.

      A player who engages in a fight and whose jersey is not properly “tied-down” (jersey properly fastened to pants), and who loses his jersey (completely off his torso) in that altercation, shall receive a game misconduct penalty. If the player loses his jersey despite the tie down remaining intact and attached to the pants, the game misconduct is not applicable, however this must be reported to the League office so that the jersey and the tie down can be examined.

      A player who is involved in an altercation, when the opponent has been identified as an instigator, shall not be assessed a game misconduct penalty if his jersey should be removed by an opponent or an official in the discharge of his duties, regardless as to whether or not he was properly “tied-down” (jersey properly fastened to pants).

  4. rpiotr01 - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Refs have been wretched in this game, second game in a row.

  5. muckleflugga - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM


    the operative word is fight …

    hagelin and voracek were assessed roughing penalties … and hagelin’s jersey was pulled over his head by voracek, apparently excusing him

    were it fighting, hagelin might have been given a game misconduct, but i doubt suspension would have been involved

  6. flyerspsu - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    One of the few bright spots in the game for the Flyers, not sure how this wasn’t ruled a fight, this is oddly the 3rd time in the last month or so voracek dropped his gloves with someone else and punches were thrown but there wasn’t a fight

    • whammy71 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:09 AM

      typical Cryer fan – calling a fight a “bright spot”. Glad to see caveman hockey is alive and well in Eastern PA.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:06 AM

        better than pu**y hockey, bi***.

      • flyerspsu - Apr 23, 2014 at 5:16 PM

        how dare I call a Flyer winning a fight “one of the few bright spots” in a game where they lost 4-1

        other bright spots were Voraceks play, their nice goal and their puck possession …

    • toiletclown - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM

      Coming from the biggest whiner on PHT. Get back to 4th period junior.

      • flyerspsu - Apr 23, 2014 at 5:11 PM

        biggest whiner on PHT? from you toiletclown? thats rich

  7. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    This really was not considered a fight? That’s insane.. What are these refs doing?

  8. ironyisadeadscene - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    I was waiting for Hagelin to start pulling Voracek’s hair

  9. sticks169 - Apr 23, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    The refs weren’t watching the same game I was, that is for sure. How they let Philly get away with crap and then call Carcillo for 2 non penalties.

    • hockey412 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      They do the same thing with the Bruins. It seems like if you always play a certain way (borderline), when the playoffs come around you start getting gifts.

  10. kastout11 - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Nice to see Voracek play with some jam. He was flying all over the ice the last few games. The kid can throw.

    • jkay1818 - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      the kid can throw? he was fighting carl hagelin. well sort of, i don’t think hagelin even knew they were fighting until a few seconds in.

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