Simmonds holds Erskine as Lecavalier connects with a haymaker. Disgraceful.
Who had “line brawl” on their Flyers-Capitals bingo card? Really? All of you? Okay, cool.
Well… did you “three dudes jump on Erskine?” Exactly!
Here’s how it all went down.
It didn’t happen when Luke Schenn ran over Ryan Stoa halfway through the first period. That was a big hit, but it didn’t stop play.
Enter Tom Wilson, like a freight train, to engage Schenn. Except Schenn was unable to fight as his gear was tangled up in Stoa’s. Good news for people who like bads news: there were plenty of other eager combatants.
And they danced.
John Erskine began walloping on Vincent Lecavalier until Wayne Simmonds stepped in (Connor Carrick was unable to hug him hard enough).
In the end, three Flyers tackled Erskine to the ice behind the Philly net.
Erskine, Wilson, and Levacalier got game misconducts. Simmonds, inconceivably, was not kicked out.
Tom Wilson: 2 minutes for instigating, 5 for fighting, 10-minute game misconduct.
John Erskine: 5 for fighting, 10-minute game misconduct
Vincent Lecavalier: 5 for fighting, 10-minute game misconduct
Wayne Simmonds: 2 for cross-checking, 2 for slashing, no fighting, no third man in, no game misconduct
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— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 6, 2014