Carcillo fined; Leighton streaking

Dan Carcillo and teammate Ian Laperriere, right, celebrate after Carcillo's goal aagainst the Toronto Maple Leafs. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Flyers left winger Dan Carcillo was fined a reported $2,500 by the NHL Friday for a throat-slash gesture he made toward the Toronto bench after scoring Wednesday.

   “You can’t do that kind of stuff, so I’m not really surprised,” said Carcillo, whose team has a rematch with the Maple Leafs Thursday in Toronto. “Their assistant coach kind of started chirping. I got caught up in the moment in what happened to Richie.”
     He was referring to the Leafs making runs at captain Mike Richards.
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    Look for goalie Michael Leighton to make his ninth straight start Saturday night against visiting Tampa Bay.

    In his eight starts with the Flyers, Leighton is 6-0-1 (with a no-decision) and has a 2.22 goals-against average.

   After Friday's practice in Voorhees, coach Peter Laviolette would not commit to a goalie for Saturday. Ray Emery is healthy and ready to return from an abdominal injury, but Laviolette hinted that Leighton would get Saturday's starting nod.

    About 600 tickets remain for the 7 p.m. game.