It looked like a typical Philadelphia Flyers game – there were fights, there was animosity and the Flyers came away victorious.
The Flyers defeated the visiting New York Rangers 2-1 Thursday night, but fans also witnessed a spirited back-and-forth exchange of fisticuffs between Philadelphia’s Tye McGinn and New York’s Kris Newbury in the second period.
For the 22-year-old McGinn, Thursday’s game marked just the second of his NHL career.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds opened the scoring less than three minutes before the fight, and Jakub Voracek put Philadelphia up a pair of goals 1:10 after the scrap.
Taylor Pyatt scored the lone goal of the night for the Rangers, who are 1-3 to the begin the season.
Rangers head coach John Tortorella also called out his top line of Rick Nash, Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik. The latter notched the only point of the night among those three players.
Contrary to earlier reports about him missing about a month, it sounds like his window of recovery is still up in the air (which, to be fair, could mean that he’ll still miss about a month when it’s all said and done).
ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Price underwent testing with Montreal’s team doctor on Saturday and is expected to go through more; we may not know more about his expected injury timeline until early this coming week.
Carey Price met with team doc today. Will undergo more tests. Habs likely won't have more concrete info until early in the week