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via NHL.com, Pittsburgh forward James Neal will have hearings on Tuesday with the Department of Player Safety for two separate incidents in Sunday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Also, Pittsburgh forward Arron Asham has been offered an in-person hearing Tuesday morning for his match penalty for cross-checking Brayden Schenn at 14:15 of the first period. Asham received a match penalty on the hit.
Neal’s hearings focus on the hit against Sean Couturier in the third period, as well as the charging penalty he received for a hit on Claude Giroux later in the period. Neal was not penalized on the Couturier hit.
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Pittsburgh Penguins James Neal and Arron Asham face disciplinary hearings with the NHL Tuesday for hits during Sunday's physical Game 3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Neal faces possible punishment for a hit late in the third period on rookie Sean Couturier, who had turned his head after passing the puck.
Neal received no penalty on the play, but was assessed a charging penalty...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal was suspended one game and Arron Asham four contests by the NHL for their actions during Sunday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series versus the Philadelphia Flyers.
Neal belted rookie Sean Couturier during the third period before he was whistled for a charging penalty against All-Star Claude Giroux later in the session...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal and Arron Asham will have hearings with the NHL following their actions during Sunday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series versus the Philadelphia Flyers.
Neal's hearings will focus on his hit on rookie Sean Couturier during the third period - as well as his charging penalty against All-Star Claude Giroux later in...
The Flyers-Penguins series has been a series for the ages already. With so much happening, especially in yesterday’s slug fest at the Wells Fargo Center, it was kind of hard to keep everything straight.
There were things that happened in that game that I have never seen before. Rules were enacted that I didn’t even know existed. I suppose that’s a testament to the freaky nature...
Arron Asham should be gone for the rest of the NHL playoffs for this cross check and then punch on Brayden Schenn. There was nothing wrong with Schenn's hit on Paul Martin, yet Asham attacks Schenn.
Penguins forward James Neal should have been thrown out of the game for this questionable blindside on Sean Couturier. The refs really blew this call and their inaction...
Brendan Shanahan with the explanation.
Arron Asham has been suspended by the league for attacking Flyers' Brayden Schenn during Game 3 between the Penguins and Flyers. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan explains in the video below.
Today was one of those days in sports that made me proud to be a Philly fan. More importantly, it made me VERY proud to be a Flyers fan.
That isn’t something you always hear from a Philly sports fan, but today it is a distinction worth mentioning. The Pittsburgh Penguins came out today, looking more interested in hurting people and disgracing themselves than actually winning...
There is no shortage of suggestions, from serious to silly, for how the Philadelphia Flyers can stop falling behind so early in games.
Start the backup goalie for a period.
Spot teams a 2-0 lead on the scoreboard and knock 10 minutes off the clock before the opening faceoff.
Skate harder, come out more focused.
No matter the ideas batted around the locker room, the song remains...
Sunday’s Pittsburgh-Philadelphia game featured at least three shocking scenes in which the player’s clear intent was to deliver a blow the head: Arron Asham’s hit on Brayden Schenn and James Neal’s cowardly back-to-back attacks on Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux.
That’s bad enough. But it seems there’s been at least one vicious head shot in every frickin’ game since...