Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Flyers' penalty breakdown

TAMPA, Fla. -- As we pointed out in Monday's Daily News, the Flyers have finished either 29th or 30th in minor penalties in four of the seven seasons played since the 2004-05 NHL lockout. The Flyers lead the league already again this year, by a wide margin. They also lead the league in penalties in minutes (124). In case you were wondering, here are the infractions: MINOR PENALTIES (39): Roughing - 8 Interference - 7 Tripping - 6 Hooking - 4 High-Sticking - 2 Goaltender interference - 2 Abuse of officials - 2 Slashing - 2 Holding - 1 Boarding - 1 Cross-checking - 1 Delay of Game (Puck Over Boards) - 1 Bench (Too Many Men) - 1 Inciting a fight - 1

Flyers' penalty breakdown

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(Chris O´Meara/AP)
(Chris O'Meara/AP)

TAMPA, Fla. -- As we pointed out in Monday's Daily News, the Flyers have finished either 29th or 30th in minor penalties in four of the seven seasons played since the 2004-05 NHL lockout.

The Flyers lead the league already again this year, by a wide margin. They also lead the league in penalties in minutes (124).

In case you were wondering, here are the infractions:

MINOR PENALTIES (39):
Roughing - 8
Interference - 7
Tripping - 6
Hooking - 4
High-Sticking - 2
Goaltender interference - 2
Abuse of officials - 2
Slashing - 2
Holding - 1
Boarding - 1
Cross-checking - 1
Delay of Game (Puck Over Boards) - 1
Bench (Too Many Men) - 1
Inciting a fight - 1

MAJORS / MISCONDUCTS (8):
Fighting - 6
10-minute Misconduct - 2

PENALTY SHOTS (1):
Tripping on a Breakaway - 1

NOTE: Tye McGinn's 4-minute high-sticking penalty for drawing blood last Thursday against the Rangers only counts as one minor ... Similarly, Wayne Simmonds picked up a 4-minute roughing penalty, which also only counts once.

Just something to keep in mind. Some of these infractions, like roughing after the whistle and tripping/hooking can be cut back with discipline. Others, like delay of game or goaltender interference or inadvertent high-sticking will happen. But they aren't the bulk of the Flyers' problems in the early going...

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