8-2

My summary of tonight’s events at HSBC Arena:

2:22 Simon Gagne: 2 Minutes for Hooking Derek Roy
5:06 Freddy Meyer: 2 Minutes for Crosschecking Thomas Vanek
15:54 Robert Esche: 2 Minutes for Roughing Toni Lydman
17:41 Derian Hatcher: 2 Minutes for Elbowing Brian Campbell
19:20 Mike Rathje: 2 Minutes for Holding J.P. Dumont
1:53 Denis Gauthier: 2 Minutes for Hooking J.P. Dumont
6:23 Denis Gauthier: 5 Minutes for Checking From Behind Thomas Vanek
6:23 Denis Gauthier: 10-Minute Game Misconduct
11:44 Freddy Meyer: 2 Minutes for Hooking Maxim Afinogenov
16:09 Ben Eager: 2 Minutes for Interference of Dmitri Kalinin
16:09 Ben Eager: 10 Minutes for Misconduct
18:35 Jeff Carter: 2 Minutes for Interference of Brian Campbell
11:36 Freddy Meyer: 2 Minutes for Tripping Maxim Afinogenov
16:33 Ben Eager: 10 Minutes for Misconduct Thomas Vanek
16:33 Ben Eager: 2 Minutes for Roughing Thomas Vanek
16:33 Ben Eager: 2 Minutes for Roughing Thomas Vanek
16:33 Derian Hatcher: 2 Minutes for Roughing Derek Roy

Goal

“Use a different word if you want, but I thought they [acted like idiots],” Ruff said. “The more they acted like idiots, the more we wanted to play.”

Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock took offense to Ruff’s description after the Flyers took 17 penalties, including Denis Gauthier’s ejection and Ben Eager’s two misconducts when the play deteriorated as the Sabres built a 5-0 first-period lead.

“That’s Lindy’s opinion,” Hitchcock said. “I’ve seen his teams do the same thing. So he ought not to talk about that.”

Hitchcock took one more question before abruptly leaving the podium. On his way out, he used two profanities in muttering aloud that Ruff should mind his own business.

See you Wednesday! wave

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