Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

What are you doing, Scott Hartnell?

The Flyers´ Scott Hartnell. (Chris Szagola/AP)
The Flyers' Scott Hartnell. (Chris Szagola/AP)

This just wasn't very nice, Scott Hartnell.

The Philadelphia Flyers had some penalty trouble during the second period in Detroit on Wednesday might, taking five consecutive minor penalties.

One of them belonged to forward Scott Hartnell for this play that involved him knocking Gustav Nyquist to the ice and then, as the two are sliding along the surface, punching him in the back of the head. There's really no need for that.

More coverage
  • VOTE: Can Ray Emery beat the Rangers?
  • WATCH: Seravalli's Flyers-Rangers playoff preview
  • VOTE: Is Andrew MacDonald worth $30 million?
  • NHL playoffs first round television schedule
  • NHL playoff first round previews
  • Latest hockey videos
  • Forum: Do the Flyers have a chance at the Stanley Cup?
  • Hartnell_medium

    Just two minutes after this play defenseman Luke Schenn was sent off for charging Justin Abdelkader, hitting him from behind into the boards. It was only a minor penalty but it's probably one that's going to get an additional look from the NHL's department of player safety. The Flyers were trailing, 3-1, at the time of all of this but have since managed to come back with five consecutive goals, including one from Hartnell, to win 6-3.

    More from SB Nation NHL:

    Do the Rangers have a goalie controversy?

    Killer Curves: How McSorley’s stick turned the ‘93 Finals

    Evgeni Malkin has found his game

    Devils going green for outdoor game

    This article originally appeared on SBNation.

    Click here for the full article »
    Latest Videos:
    Also on
    Stay Connected