In the third period of tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare viciously boarded Caps defenseman Dmitry Orlov, receiving a game misconduct and a five-minute major in the process.
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) April 19, 2016
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the hit is already under review by NHL Player Safety.
Tough one to be sure, but supplemental discipline for Bellemare is being considered following major penalty for hit on Orlov.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 19, 2016
Per @NHLPlayerSafety: Philadelphia’s Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will have a hearing today for checking from behind on Dmitry Orlov.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) April 19, 2016
It’s probably a safe bet that Bellemare will be having a hearing in the near future.
Immediately following, Orlov was pelted with bracelets that were given away to all fans in attendance to pay tribute to the passing of Flyers owner Ed Snider.
The Flyers Ryan White (who laid the hit on Orpik that would have him leave the game) was asked about the incident that resulted in Flyers fans throwing the bracelets on the ice and at players. (From @jessespector)