Ray Emery fights Braden Holtby as part of a line brawl during the Flyers 7-0 loss to the Capitals on Friday. Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com
The second period between the Flyers and Capitals seemed to
be rock bottom for the struggling Flyers. A 1-0 deficit grew to a 6-0 in 20
The entire franchise’s current state came to the forefront
of the game from the second intermission through the final horn. During the
second intermission, fans called for Paul Holmgren’s head, chanting “fire
Holmgren!” Holmgren himself made an appearance in the Flyers locker room in
That is what likely sparked the events that showed the
Flyers classic, worn-out playing style.
In the midst of Washington’s five-goal second period, the
Flyers pulled Steve Mason for Ray Emery. When the game was now up to 7-0, with the
scoring complete, an altercation between Wayne Simmonds and Tom Wilson broke
It seemed to be your traditional fight. Simmonds delivered a
slightly late hit ...