It wasnt a great one but I give the fight to simmonds by a hair... although the overall effect of the fight definately goes to simmonds. Prior to the bout the Flyers looked dull posting just one shot to the 12 the jets had fired off. After the fight, the flyers went on a 16-0 shooting streak to finish out the period. The flame was lit, Philadelphia came out of their stupor and the Flyers rode that energy through the rest of the game.
Simmonds clearly won this fight....but more importantly gave his team the boost it needed to come out and win a tough game 5-3. Also, this was Simmonds second Gordie in 3 games. He's been a BEAST for the Flyers! Especially with in my opinion HARTNELL down to injury Simmonds stepped his game up big time, he can score, fight, assist, and he is everything a team wants in a player as far as leaving it all on the ice...Simmonds NEVER gives up on anything!