Found November 04, 2013 on NESN.com:
It’s always sunny in Philadelphia. Even though the Philadelphia Flyers are second to last in the Eastern Conference and tied for second to last in the entire league, things are somehow looking up for the Broad Street Bullies after their 7-0 mugging at the hands of the Washington Capitals, which featured a third period line brawl and a Ray Emery-Braden Holtby goalie fight so one-sided that the resulting controversy made everyone forget that John Scott is still employed in the NHL. Emery was condemned around the league for dancing with an unwilling partner in Holtby, and when the Flyers’ netminder was given the third star of the game despite a .773 SV%, Philadelphia’s goon status was confirmed. The Flyers seem to be embracing this identity, reports Philly.com. Left winger Scott Hartnell said his teammates “fed off” the physicality against the Capitals to grind out a 1-0 victory at the hands of the Devils — Emery recorded a shutout. “We were excited,” Hartnell said of the fireworks wit...
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