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.
Philadelphia’s Pierre-Edouard Bellemare suspended 1 game for checking from behind on Dmitry Orlov. Video: https://t.co/yeyVfkLb4t
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 19, 2016
Many in the crowd at Wells Fargo Center began throwing objects on the ice, ultimately resulting in a bench penalty on the Flyers:
Flyers PA Announcer 😂😂 way to go pic.twitter.com/Q6mtfyIJF5
— The Daily Hockey (@TheDailyHockey_) April 19, 2016
The scene for last night’s game was ugly from the start:
During moment of silence for Snider, one fan yells out, “F— you Caps!” and someone else responds “F— you, Ovechkin!”
— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) April 18, 2016
Earlier, the NHL Department of Player Safety officially announced a hearing would be held today.
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
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:
My dad would’ve called the wristband throwers a “disgrace” & may have spoken publicly. But he wouldn’t look back, only forward. @NHLFlyers
— Sarena Snider (@SarenaSnider) April 19, 2016