After falling behind 4-1 late in the third period, the Philadelphia Flyers tried to hurt people. Flyers forward Pierre-Édouard Bellemare checked Dmitry Orlov in the numbers, causing the young Russian to slam into the boards head first. Orlov has a history of concussion problems.
It was a chickenshit hit.
Look at how Orlov’s neck contracts as he hits the boards.
Bellemare was assessed a five-minute major for checking from behind and a ten-minute misconduct, effectively ending his night. Bellemare may also get a call from the Department of Player Safety.
Orlov laid on the ice for a minute or two before slowly making his way back to the bench.
Once he got there, a Flyers fan then threw a bracelet at Orlov’s head. The same guy that had just been checked head first into the boards and may have had a head or neck injury.
It hit a bleeding Orlov in the cheek.
Before they were thrown on the ice, those bracelets were given to fans as part of the tribute to Flyers founder (and DC native) Ed Snider.
Pregame should be crazy. There are bracelets on every seat that will light up based on location. pic.twitter.com/Tb8Dwr1cw5
— Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) April 18, 2016
But you know what? It was all good with Orly. He shook the injury off and the Caps have a 3-0 series lead. He has a message for you, Flyers fans.
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