By Mike McMahon
The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals were at it again on Wednesday night in Philadelphia, adding to their long history of big hits and huge fights.
Their latest incident occurred at 11:59 in the first period when Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn hit Caps center Ryan Stoa into the rounded boards at the end of Washington’s bench. The hit itself was clean, but that didn’t stop a line brawl from breaking out. When the dust settled, Philly center Vincent Lecavalier and Washington defenseman John Erskine were handed game misconducts, Caps forward Tom Wilson racked up 17 PIM as a total of 56 were meted out. For his part in the melee, Schenn received five minutes for fighting, while teammate Wayne Simmonds was charged with two separate two-minute minors.