Flyers’ Bellemare to have hearing for hitting Orlov from behind

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Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will have a hearing today for checking Washington’s Dmitry Orlov from behind last night in Philadelphia.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety made the announcement this morning on Twitter.

Bellemare’s hit left Orlov down on the ice, as skirmishes broke out around him. Though Orlov was ultimately able to remain in the game, Bellemare received a five-minute major and was ejected.

Game 4 of the series goes tomorrow at Wells Fargo Center. The Capitals can eliminate the Flyers with a victory.

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