The New York Rangers got a big divisional win on Saturday afternoon, but it came at a price.
McDonagh wasn’t innocent here. He delivered a cross-check to Simmonds’ head moments before the punch.
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Getting back to the game…
Philadelphia’s struggles continued in the shootout.
After the game, both sides addressed the Simmonds/McDonagh incident.
It’ll be interesting to see how the NHL’s Department of Player Safety handles this situation. Both McDonagh and Simmonds are at fault here, but Simmonds’ action caused an injury.
The shootout loss puts an end to Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak. The Flyers are three points behind the Red Wings for the final Wild Card spot in the East.