There’s only a week left of hockey action before the playoffs begin. Both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers have clinched a playoff spot but that didn’t stop them from pulling back on any punches in their cross-state rivalry Sunday.
After the Flyers made the game 6-3, Philly coach Peter Laviolette called out Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma for sending out the checking line. The players fought and the coaches fought (always a great thing!) in an awesme scene of emotion.
The Flyers ended up winning the game 6-4 but it was the box score for PIM’s (after 15 penalties were called) in the third period that was epic. Check out the melee that begins about 4 minutes into the video below.
After the fight the Flyers bench looked a bit thin after a total of 52 penalty minutes were handed out. Personally, I hope these two teams meet in the playoffs, which is a good chance, because it will be a vicious series.