Ray Emery & Flyers Take Frustration Out on Caps
When the Washington Capitals were up 5-0 on the Philadelphia Flyers, Steve Downie went after Aaron Volpatti after Volpatti dumped Matt Read to the ice. Downie took some punches, picked up an instigator penalty and left the game injured for his trouble.
Emery wasted no time skating down the ice and challenging Braden Holtby. It was apparent Holtby had no interest in dropping his glove & blocker, but Emery didn't give him a choice. With the linesmen busy breaking up Simmonds and Wilson, and trying to keep some peace, Emery had the opportunity to pound on Holtby a la Dan Cloutier on Tommy Salo (video). This was Emery's ninth fighting major in the pros. Holtby has only one other recorded FM from 2008 in the WHL.
Emery racked up 29 penalty minutes, but that might not be it. It wouldn’t be surprising to see a suspension given for his behavior.
Social media was abuzz immediately as the brawl happened, but topping it off was the Philadelphia media giving Emery third star of the night after allowing four goals on fifteen shots.
* Emery's helmet came off at the last second, and not due to one of the Capitals hitting him. Joel Ward scored the seventh and last goal for the Caps. It was Ward’s third of the night, and his first NHL hat trick.
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