Young girl gets hit with puck during Flyers game

Sad story out of Philadelphia last night: the Senators-Flyers game screeched to a halt when a young girl was struck by a puck during the first period.

You can catch a bit of that sad scene in this story’s main photo. Here is more from NBC Philadelphia.

The game was stopped for a few moments in the first period when the girl was struck in the head when a puck deflected into the stands.

While play was stopped, Philadelphia defenseman Sean O’Donnell brought a rag over from the bench as medical crews attended to her.

Within minutes, the girl’s father carried her out of the arena. She was taken to Methodist Hospital and received several stitches.

There’s no word on her condition.

We’ll keep our eyes open for updates, though there might not be any. Hopefully she’s OK.

Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson’s daughter dies

Horrible news out of Ottawa tonight: Daron Richardson died after being rushed to the hospital on Friday night. Daron was the 14-year-old daughter of former player and Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson.

Here is more information about the awful situation from the Associated Press.

Daron Richardson, 14, was rushed to the hospital Friday, the Senators said in a statement.

“There was an accident at their home (Friday) and Daron tried to take her life by hanging,” the statement read. “Her mother found her in the basement, and Daron was rushed to the hospital by ambulance where she remained in critical condition in ICU until she succumbed to her injuries.”

Luke Richardson played 21 seasons in the NHL with Toronto, Edmonton, Philadelphia, Columbus, Tampa Bay and Ottawa. He retired in 2008, finishing with 35 goals and 166 assists in 1,417 games.

Our hearts go out to Luke and his family on what must be a very difficult night.