Flyers Bellemare Suspended One Game For Orlov Hit

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The NHL Department of Player Safety has determined that Flyers Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will be suspended one game, and it wasn’t unexpected…to most. 

Bellemare was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for hitting Orlov from behind, sending him head-first into the boards while chasing the puck in the corner.

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The explanation video from the NHL Department of Player Safety:

Many in the crowd at Wells Fargo Center began throwing objects on the ice, ultimately resulting in a bench penalty on the Flyers:

The scene for last night’s game was ugly from the start:

Earlier, the NHL Department of Player Safety officially announced a hearing would be held today.

Public opinion regarding last night’s game and the deterioration at the end of the game was pretty consistent. This from the daughter of Ed Snider:

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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