Other Penalties: Sestito received a minor for interference and a game misconduct; VandeVelde received a minor for roughing.
Looked clean to me. Soft hockey is why I seldom watch. Use to be a big fan lost my interest because of stuff like this. Guy makes a pass glides around takes a hit and refs go nuts. VandeVelde skates up into his face and I guess asks him not to do that anymore. Win Sestito loser hockey.
According to the officials the only one actually fighting was Sestito. He therefore must have been fighting himself. Isn't that some sort of hockey masturbation?
WTF is with the zebras, thought one was going to kiss vandeVelde... Hockey is really starting to suck ..................................
I don't agree with the major for the hit or VandeVelde not getting a major. He jumped in looking to fight, then changed his mind... What are you running here, a dance floor?
For this rivalry, breaking up the fight so quickly without letting V at least stand up for his teammate is embarrassing. They're ruining the game. Step in if A) a player is down B) one or both ask refs to step in C) another player jumps in It's taken so much energy and flair out of some of the biggest team rivalries.
VV jumps in off the hit and doesn't get a fighting major. Lmao! The superheroes were bound and determined to not let these guys fight as they once again saved the planet from destruction. Take hitting out of hockey too because that wasn't a bad hit. The Hockey I knew and loved is gone guys. No fighting, no hitting and no fun to watch anymore. Since Sestito was the only one fighting he wins.
even Grapes/D.Cherry would tell you Whitey was 'admiring' his nice pass a wee bit too long allowing him to get DESTROYED by Tommy... the Dutchman flies in to basically use harsh language as retribution and in turn has his life saved by the Zebra squad before Sestito brings down the hammer.. and give Tommy some credit, he's just trying to 'contribute' the only way he knows how... #47 FTW
Not a big fan of either player but its ALWAYS nice to see a Flyer get rocked… If anyone deserves to get 'rocked" its ANY FLYER !!!! Really don't know why Sestito get a major BUT, thats the NHL Refs … Horrible…. Not even a draw…. Just an "INCIDENT" !!!! Could it be Pittsburg called up Sestito to watch out for A*****es like White & Simmonds taking advantage of wussie Penquins before the playoffs.. I mean, why else would Sestito be called up !!!!!
clean shoulder hit. VandeVelde went after Sestito so I don't know why he didn't get a 5
Props to VandeVelde for stepping up..obviously Sestito gets the win. Hit looked clean in slo mo but in real time looked dirty.
Good to see tommy back.
Big hit by Sestito He gets challenged to a fight Apparently the only person who gets a major here... Okay, NHL we get it you don't want tough guys in the game... but, try to be at least semi fair when handing out penalties in a game that decides a playoff birth.. or was the NHL trying too hard to get the "win for the sick owner" narrative in the playoffs?
Good, clean hit....not sure where the penalty came from. Vandy challenges Sestito then cowards down. Not much of a fight, but both should have been given 5 and that's it. Win to Sestito as he's the only one that really threw any punches
Sestito is a dick. Still, not a fight.
Sestito finally got some revenge on the hapless Flyers. It was long overdue
No fight here as this was more of a mugging by Sestito !
If memory serves, this is now Sesito's second fight this season where the other guy didn't get a major. Zebras must hate this guy...or thought he deserved to get roughed up.
Sestito did what he was brought up 72 hours ago to do.
stupid hit by sestito in today's standards.and penalty calling by referees was a headscratcher.vandevelde challenged sestito but didnt receive fighting major.even vandevelde looked shocked.it doesnt matter if you lose you still should get 5 minutes for fighting
Why did VandeVelde go after Sestito if he didn't want to fight. He gets whacked and doesn't get a fighting major...nice! What a Wuss! Sestito How does he get 2 for the hit and a game?
That was an odd call but Sestito proves he's still a talentless thug. Looked like an elbow to me. Props to VandeVelde for the attempt at David vs. Goliath.
Clean hit. Refs are women.
Attention voters, it wasn't a fight. Sestito gets into his 1 game this year, does nothing, puts his team a man short in the third period for 5 minutes. How do you spell "Idiot"......s,e,s,t,i,t,o,.... Last time you'll see this ugly moron in the NHL.
Gave it a draw because it wasn't a fight. Sestito is nothing more then a hockey puck on skates thats why he got a penalty. Typical Penguins type player anymore it seems. They've had a dirty player on their roster for seemingly the last 15 years, even though the owner cries too the league office the most about it. As far as VandeVelde goes, he should NEVER try to fight because he's a joke in trying it, and he deserved a 3rd man penalty. This is what happens though when you have a useless piece of garbage like Sestito in the league, and on your team, you're going to get short changed sometimes on plays because they add nothing but a reputation to a team. The fact that the Penguins even dress this moron, when they could have taken a look at a deserving kid in the AHL, They deserve it
If Vertanen got 2 games, then Sestito should get at least, and I mean at least, 1 game. If anything, Vertanen's hit was cleaner.