Flyers’ Tony DeAngelo ejected for spearing Lightning’s Corey Perry in the groin, to face disciplinary hearing
Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Tony DeAngelo will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday after he was ejected from a game last night for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Corey Perry in the groin.
The league announced that DeAngelo, who was traded Carolina Hurricanes In the offseason, there will be a hearing after an incident during Tuesday night’s game, when he was ultimately assessed a 5-minute foul and a game misconduct, leading to his ejection.
with electricity Leading by two with less than three minutes remaining in the third period, DeAngelo drove to a scrum in front of the Flyers net.
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He then took his stick and speared Perry, seemingly in the groin, causing Perry to fall.
The cheap shot brought all the Tampa Bay players on the ice to go after DeAngelo, but the fight was quickly broken up by the officials.
“He tried to cut my stick out of my hands a second ago. He talks about the whole game,” DeAngelo said after the game, per ESPN .
“I told him to fight, he doesn’t want to fight. He’ll tell you he’s asked me to fight for years. I don’t say no. But wasn’t trying to shoot him. [where it landed]. The replay probably looks worse.”
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Flyers head coach John Tortorella said he didn’t see exactly what happened but believed DeAngelo “could pass Lyda.”
“That’s the line you walk, as far as going over the edge,” he said. “I want him to have that personality, that competitiveness. The two guys I sat with, I want a little bit of that to rub off on them. But again, I haven’t seen it, but I think He might have. Crossed the line.”
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DeAngelo is no stranger to controversy.
After several issues during his tenure with New York Rangers, He was placed on waivers in January 2021 after reports of a physical altercation with backup goaltender Alexander Georgiev.
The Lightning snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Flyers.