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Ottawa Senators 3, Philadelphia Flyers 5 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Ottawa Senators 3, Philadelphia Flyers 5 FINAL
Ottawa Senators 3, Philadelphia Flyers 5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The next time the Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators meet, perhaps the game should be staged in a boxing ring, not on the ice.

The bad blood between the rivals escalated into a fight-filled game Friday night as the teams combined for an NHL-record 419 penalty minutes. The old record was 406 set by the Minnesota North Stars and Boston Bruins in 1981.

Five separate brawls broke out in the final two minutes and a total of 16 players were ejected. And, by the way, the Flyers beat the Senators 5-3 to remain tied for first place in the Eastern Conference.

``It was exciting for hockey and for our fans,'' Flyers goaltender Robert Esche said.

The teams meet again in Philadelphia on April 2.

The Flyers, eliminated from the playoffs by Ottawa the last two seasons, wanted retribution because Senators forward Martin Havlat hit Mark Recchi in the face with his stick last week. Havlat played his first game after being suspended two games by the NHL, but wasn't involved in any of the fights because Senators coach Jacques Martin let him sit in the penalty box to serve a penalty.

With 1:45 left, Flyers enforcer Donald Brashear began the fighting by going after Senators enforcer Rob Ray. After their fight ended, the rest of the players on the ice went after each other, including the goalies as Ottawa's Patrick Lalime skated from his crease to get at Esche.

Once all the debris was cleared and calm restored, the fighting resumed as Senators tough guy Chris Neil went after Radovan Somik, who isn't much of a fighter.

Flyers center Michal Handzus called it a ``chicken move.''

Again, all the players, except the new goalies, went at it. When play resumed, more fights broke out as Handzus, also not a fighter, went at Mike Fisher.

``When it's time to go, it's time to go,'' Handzus said.

The teams actually played 24 seconds before the next round of fights broke out. Mild-mannered Flyers John LeClair and Recchi dropped their gloves this time, with Recchi getting good shots on Bryan Smolinski.

``My teammates didn't forget what happened,'' Recchi said. ``There was a lot of emotion.''

The fighting concluded with Philadelphia's Patrick Sharp going against Jason Spezza. In all, 20 players got fighting penalties and only five players remained on the benches when the game ended.

``I don't know what they were trying to do,'' Senators defenseman Todd Simpson said. ``It was pretty stupid. I thought we did a great job standing up for each other. That's what they wanted and we stood up to them.''

One by one, Flyers players skated off the ice to cheers and were greeted by high-fives in the hallway by teammates already ejected from the game. Philadelphia general manager Bob Clarke sought Martin after the game, but team officials stopped him from getting inside the Senators' locker room.

Asked why he started the fighting, Brashear said, ``Why wouldn't I? Did you see the last game?''

The 409 penalty minutes in the third period set an NHL record, breaking the mark of 372 by the Flyers and Los Angeles Kings in 1979. The Flyers totaled 213 penalty minutes and Ottawa had 206.

``We knew we had to fight back. We had to stand up for each other,'' Fisher said.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:07
OTT
Chris Neil (8) ASST: Todd Simpson (4), Marty Havlat (31)
1 - 0 OTT
10:41
PHI
Claude Lapointe (4) ASST: Radovan Somik (9), John Slaney (1)
1 - 1 Tie
11:11
PHI
Mark Recchi (25) ASST: John Leclair (24), Michal Handzus (32)
2 - 1 PHI
16:10
PHI
Danny Markov (6) ASST: Michal Handzus (33), John Leclair (25)
3 - 1 PHI
2nd Period
05:22
PHI
PPG - Kim Johnsson (9) ASST: Alexei Zhamnov (17), John Slaney (2)
4 - 1 PHI
14:32
OTT
PPG - Zdeno Chara (15) ASST: Jason Spezza (29), Peter Schaefer (20)
4 - 2 PHI
3rd Period
06:54
PHI
Alexei Zhamnov (10) ASST: Simon Gagne (20), Tony Amonte (28)
5 - 2 PHI
19:47
OTT
PPG - Peter Bondra (24) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (40), Peter Schaefer (21)
5 - 3 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
05:17
PHI
Tony Amonte  Holding - Obstruction against  Daniel Alfredsson
2nd Period
03:57
OTT
Mike Fisher  Tripping against  Radovan Somik
06:06
OTT
Todd Simpson  Holding against  Simon Gagne
13:08
PHI
Radovan Somik  Slashing against  Marty Havlat
17:07
OTT
Mike Fisher  Hi-sticking against  Kim Johnsson
3rd Period
09:03
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson  Roughing against  Alexei Zhamnov
09:03
PHI
Alexei Zhamnov  Roughing
12:18
PHI
Patrick Sharp  Roughing against  Bryan Smolinski
12:18
OTT
Bryan Smolinski  Roughing against  Patrick Sharp
14:21
OTT
Todd Simpson  Slashing against  Michal Handzus
15:57
PHI
Patrick Sharp  Too many men on the ice
18:15
PHI
Donald Brashear  Misconduct against  Robert Ray
18:15
PHI
Donald Brashear  Game misconduct against  Robert Ray
18:15
PHI
Danny Markov  Fighting against  Todd Simpson
18:15
PHI
Danny Markov  Game misconduct against  Todd Simpson
18:15
PHI
Robert Esche  Goalie leave crease against  Patrick Lalime
18:15
PHI
Robert Esche  Fighting against  Patrick Lalime
18:15
PHI
Robert Esche  Game misconduct against  Patrick Lalime
18:15
PHI
Robert Esche  Game misconduct against  Patrick Lalime
18:15
PHI
Branko Radivojevic  Fighting against  Shaun Van Allen
18:15
PHI
Branko Radivojevic  Game misconduct against  Shaun Van Allen
18:15
PHI
Branko Radivojevic  Game misconduct against  Shaun Van Allen
18:15
PHI
Donald Brashear  Fighting against  Robert Ray
18:15
PHI
Donald Brashear  Fighting against  Robert Ray
18:15
OTT
Robert Ray  Fighting against  Donald Brashear
18:15
OTT
Shaun Van Allen  Fighting against  Branko Radivojevic
18:15
OTT
Shaun Van Allen  Game misconduct against  Branko Radivojevic
18:15
OTT
Shaun Van Allen  Game misconduct against  Branko Radivojevic
18:15
OTT
Patrick Lalime  Goalie leave crease against  Robert Esche
18:15
OTT
Patrick Lalime  Fighting against  Robert Esche
18:15
OTT
Patrick Lalime  Game misconduct against  Robert Esche
18:15
OTT
Todd Simpson  Fighting against  Danny Markov
18:15
OTT
Todd Simpson  Game misconduct against  Danny Markov
18:15
PHI
Donald Brashear  Instigator against  Robert Ray
18:15
PHI
Donald Brashear  Roughing against  Robert Ray
18:18
PHI
Radovan Somik  Fighting against  Chris Neil
18:18
PHI
Mattias Timander  Fighting against  Zdeno Chara
18:18
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting against  Radovan Somik
18:18
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Game misconduct against  Mattias Timander
18:18
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Misconduct against  Mattias Timander
18:18
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Fighting against  Mattias Timander
18:18
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Instigator against  Mattias Timander
18:21
PHI
Michal Handzus  Game misconduct against  Mike Fisher
18:21
PHI
Michal Handzus  Misconduct against  Mike Fisher
18:21
PHI
Michal Handzus  Fighting against  Mike Fisher
18:21
OTT
Mike Fisher  Game misconduct against  Michal Handzus
18:21
OTT
Mike Fisher  Misconduct against  Michal Handzus
18:21
OTT
Mike Fisher  Fighting against  Michal Handzus
18:45
PHI
Mark Recchi  Game misconduct against  Bryan Smolinski
18:45
PHI
Mark Recchi  Fighting against  Bryan Smolinski
18:45
PHI
John Leclair  Game misconduct against  Wade Redden
18:45
PHI
John Leclair  Misconduct against  Wade Redden
18:45
PHI
John Leclair  Fighting against  Wade Redden
18:45
PHI
John Leclair  Holding against  Wade Redden
18:45
OTT
Wade Redden  Game misconduct against  John Leclair
18:45
OTT
Wade Redden  Misconduct against  John Leclair
18:45
OTT
Wade Redden  Fighting against  John Leclair
18:45
OTT
Bryan Smolinski  Game misconduct against  Mark Recchi
18:45
OTT
Bryan Smolinski  Fighting against  Mark Recchi
18:47
PHI
Patrick Sharp  Misconduct against  Jason Spezza
18:47
PHI
Patrick Sharp  Fighting against  Jason Spezza
18:47
OTT
Jason Spezza  Game misconduct against  Patrick Sharp
18:47
OTT
Jason Spezza  Game misconduct against  Patrick Sharp
18:47
OTT
Jason Spezza  Misconduct against  Patrick Sharp
18:47
OTT
Jason Spezza  Fighting against  Patrick Sharp
18:47
PHI
Patrick Sharp  Game misconduct against  Jason Spezza
goalie stats
Martin Prusek
SA: 0TOI: 1:45
Saves: 0EV: 0 - 0
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: SH: 0 - 0
Patrick Lalime
SA: 30TOI: 58:15
Saves: 25EV: 20 - 24
PIM: 17PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .833SH: 1 - 1
Sean Burke
SA: 4TOI: 1:45
Saves: 3EV: 0 - 0
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .750SH: 0 - 0
Robert Esche
SA: 22TOI: 58:15
Saves: 20EV: 12 - 13
PIM: 27PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .909SH: 3 - 3