Flyers fans had their anti-Penguins jerseys censored


Philadelphia Flyers fans don’t like the Pittsburgh Penguins, and for the most part the feeling is mutual. No one would be surprised to walk into either team’s arena and see shirts that rag on the opposition, but that doesn’t mean security will tolerate them. On Sunday, Josh Kuchinka and two of his buddies found that out at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

As you can see from the photo above that he posted on Twitter, Kuchinka and his buddies each wore a Flyers jersey that said something derogatory about three of the Penguins stars. The sweaters read “Malkin Blows,” “Crosby Sucks,” and “Neal Swallows.” Several fans wanted photos with the creative trio, but security wanted the charade to stop.

“Either you take them off or wear them inside out or you’re being tossed out of here,” Kuchinka said he and his friends were told, according to Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy. “This isn’t Philly. We don’t allow those things.”

Kuchinka said other security guards laughed and apologized because they realized how many people were enjoying the jerseys. Still, they were warned ahead of time that they had better be on their best behavior.

“They also said the first vulgar words out of our mouths and we were out of there,” Kuchinka said. “We even told them we would cooperate with them. We were there to support the Flyers and have a good time.”

The Flyers ended up winning the game, and we’re happy to help the creative Philly fans get some press for their customized threads. The Penguins may not enjoy that type of humor, but we certainly do.

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Dion Phaneuf lays out teammate James van Riemsdyk (GIF)

Dion-Phaneuf-hits-James-van-RiemsdykIf James van Riemsdyk did not play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf would probably be facing a fine and/or suspension from the NHL. Phaneuf lowered his shoulder and unloaded on the head and neck area of van Riemsdyk on Tuesday night. Phanuef is van Riemsdyk’s teammate.

Obviously, the hit was an accident. Phaneuf had sized up San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau and missed his target by a significant margin. He leveled van Riemsdyk instead, who had been skating after Marleau in pursuit of the puck.

Van Riemsdyk had to leave the ice after the hit but was later able to return. He has 26 goals and 27 assists this season, so Maple Leaf fans would not have been happy if he was knocked out for an extended period of time by his own teammate. Phaneuf should be breathing a sigh of relief.

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Cody Ceci bloodied after taking puck to the head (GIF)

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber has one of the hardest slapshots in the NHL. Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci found that out in the worst way possible on Monday night.

Ceci and the Senators were trying to kill off a Nashville power play when Weber fired the puck toward the net. It caught Ceci in the side of the head and deflected off like it had just hit the goal post. He was left with a nasty gash and did not return to the game.


The injury reminded us of the one this Washington Capitals fan suffered just a few months ago while sitting in the stands. Even helmets can’t protect players from everything. Here’s hoping the 20-year-old has a full and speedy recovery.

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Photo: Twitter/Bonk’s Mullett

Rich Peverley wanted to go back into game after collapsing

Rich Peverley StarsHow dedicated to his Dallas Stars is Rich Peverley? So dedicated that he wanted to go back into the game after collapsing in the first period of the Stars’ game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

Peverley, who has been treated for an irregular heartbeat, collapsed about six minutes into the game after playing a shift. Dr. Gil Salazar, who treated him, says the center was aware of where he was and wanted to go back into the game.

As if that weren’t enough, Stars coach Lindy Ruff says Peverley was asking him about the game when they first talked.

[Video: Rich Peverley collapses on bench, gets immediate help]

“First thing Rich asked me when I spoke to him- ‘how much time left in the period’. You know, typical athlete,” said Ruff in a press conference after the game was postponed.

We’ll take these two items to mean that Peverley is doing well. He’s currently in stable condition.

Rich Peverley collapses on bench; Stars-Blue Jackets game postponed (Video)

Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during Monday’s Dallas Stars-Columbus Blue Jackets game and was taken to the hospital to be treated, and reports say he is currently conscious.

Peverley was diagnosed in training camp with an irregular heartbeat and underwent a procedure for it in September. He collapsed about six minutes into the game after heading to the bench following a shift.

The game between Dallas and Columbus was initially delayed and then postponed.

Here was the statement from the NHL:

“Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition. He has has been transported to the hospital. As a result of the emotional state of the players on both teams caused by the medical emergency, the game is being postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank the fans.”

A doctor who treated Peverley said the center wanted to return to the game after being treated.

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Panthers get caught with 11 men on ice against Bruins


The Florida Panthers struggled mightily against the Boston Bruins this season. The two teams met for a fifth and final time on Sunday, and the Bruins made it a perfect 5-0 against Florida with a 5-2 victory. At one point, the Panthers got so desperate they tried to put 11 skaters on the ice at once.

Fine, maybe it was a mistake. That doesn’t make it any less hilarious. Teams usually have one extra skater on the ice when they get called for too many men. The Panthers had half their active roster. I guess that’s what rock bottom feels like.

Photo: Twitter/Nicholas W. Goss

Dallas Stars ice girls go nuts for Tyler Seguin’s hat trick

Tyler Seguin StarsYou already knew that Tyler Seguin was popular with the ladies. I mean the guy has dated a Playboy Playmate and may have been involved with a famous Olympic gymnast. But did you know that even ice girls love him too?

Check out this great photo of the Dallas Stars’ ice girls going nuts after Seguin recorded his third goal on Thursday night to give him a hat trick in a 6-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks:

Seguin also had two assists in the game. What a dreamboat.

Oh, and think he’s not loving Dallas too? He has 63 points in 61 games this season and is four away from matching his career-high set with the Bruins two seasons ago.

H/T Deadspin