The Philadelphia Flyers went through some scary moments in Saturday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils, but they came out on top. Anthony Stolarz took over for an injured Michal Neuvirth and the Flyers pounded the Devils for the win.
Steve Mason was a late scratch, so the Flyers called up Anthony Stolarz on an emergency basis.
And it turned out they would need him. After a power play goal by the Flyers, Michal Neuvirth collapsed in the crease.
It was a scary moment as his teammates, trainers, and medics rushed onto the ice.
He sat up and stood with assistance, but was stretchered off the ice.
Here is that aforementioned goal by Brayden Schenn to make it a 1-0 game.
Then the Flyers got back to the game, and Colin McDonald scored in his first game up with the team.
I’m lovin it.
The physicality picked up a bit as Sean Couturier was checked into Cory Schneider, and he got jumped.
Wayne Simmonds wanted to fight Blake Coleman, but he would have to wait for another partner.
The Flyers were up 2-0 after one period, but the fireworks were just getting started.
Radko Gudas left the game after taking a hit from Dalton Prout.
Prout was ejected, but not before being pounded by Wayne Simmonds.
Dalton Weise hit Kyle Palmieri on the ensuing power play and was ejected as well.
The Flyers kept it going on the 4-on-3.
Jordan Weal scored in his fourth straight game.
A Weally good shot from the angle.
Stolarz made a few good saves to keep the Devils off the board.
Eric Semborski was ready to go if needed.
The Devils appeared to score, but the goal was overturned for offside.
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