Brady Tkachuk Jumps Scott Laughton While He’s Down


  • Scott Laughton had a goal, an assist and a hard check in a chippy contest to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
  • Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny and Shayne Gostisbhere also scored for Philadelphia, which has won six of seven.
  • Konecny didn’t return after a hard, open-ice hit by Mark Borowiecki late in the first period.
  • There were sticks and gloves all over the ice with 24.5 seconds remaining when Tkachuk sent Laughton to the ice with a cross-check and then jumped on him.
  • Tkachuk was sent off with two penalties, for cross-checking and roughing.
  • After Duclair notched his second of the contest to tie it with five minutes left, Laughton answered just 11 seconds later by finishing on a rebound to put Philadelphia ahead.
  • Provorov gave Philadelphia a 3-2 lead 3:17 into the third when he fired a wrist shot past Anders Nilsson’s glove side after a nifty pass from Joel Farabee at the blue line.
  • Konecny was laid out by Borowiecki with 2:22 left in the first and didn’t return.

  • Borowiecki entered third in the NHL with 115 hits, and he caught an unsuspecting Konecny with a hard, but clean check.
  • The game got physical after that, with Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek responding by fighting Nick Paul in a one-sided affair won by Paul.

  • Less than 15 seconds into the second, Laughton sent Ottawa’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the ice with a hard hit.
  • Pageau got up and then fought Flyers rookie Farabee to a draw.

  • The checking remained hard, but the game settled down from that point.
  • Senators goalie Craig Anderson suffered a lower body injury while trying to make the save on Lindblom’s chip from behind the net.
  • He didn’t return and was replaced by Nilsson.

Sources & Credits: Aaron Bracy / The Associated Press
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