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 interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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