BOSTON – Things received a bit testy between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers on Monday afternoon though it wasn’t very aggressive on the scoreboard, and that led to a hilarious second in Boston’s 6-0 takedown of the Broad Street Bullies at TD Garden .
After a heated change between Travis Konecny and Nick Foligno alongside the sideboards nearly led to a struggle, the 35-year-old Bruins ahead was not glad when he was known as for an identical minor penalty popping out of the fracas.
Such a enjoyable interplay between Nick Foligno and Travis Konecny pic.twitter.com/G8dkDrJXx5
— Evan Marinofsky (@EvanMarinofsky) January 16, 2023
As referee Brandon Schrader introduced the respective roughing and cross-checking penalties for Konecny and Foligno, the veteran ahead may be overheard on Schrader’s scorching microphone questioning why he wasn’t given the good thing about the doubt after holding again from pounding the Flyers ability ahead.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Konecny does have seven NHL fights on his resume, however he’d be punching up in weight class if Foligno had opted to start out throwing punches. That appeared to be the message an exasperated Foligno was getting throughout when he mentioned “So you are telling me I ought to simply go pound his [expletive] face in?” whereas laying into Schrader for a very good 30 seconds earlier than settling into the penalty field for 2 minutes.
After the sport, Foligno had already heard in regards to the incident by the point reporters made it into the victorious Bruins dressing room the place Foligno, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Linus Ullmark and others had their children working round taking part in collectively. Let’s simply say he was calling for Old School-style earmuffs for his youngest son whereas clearly having fun about it after Monday afternoon’s blowout victory over the Flyers.
A smiling Nick Foligno after the sport: “I heard I had a scorching mic second at the moment” He then turned to his little boy by his facet passing through the room and mentioned “you aren’t allowed to observe any of that!” 🤣pic.twitter.com/rsRxkXu2LO
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) January 16, 2023
It’s been an lively few days for Nick Foligno, who additionally dropped the gloves with Wayne Simmonds on Saturday night time in an epic assertion bout throughout a Boston Bruins/Toronto Maple Leafs recreation that completely lived as much as the hype. Foligno was praised for the emotion and power he is bringing to the desk for the B’s proper now as they’re clearly getting a second win in the midst of a protracted common season the place they’re working away from everybody else.
“I believe it was an ideal instance to get us going, to provide us some power, get our legs into it,” mentioned Bergeron. “When you see a man like that who’s been round for a very long time who performs for the crest but in addition for his teammates, and to step up like that, it goes a good distance. We talked in regards to the power within the constructing at the start of the sport. It’s a press release, and it makes a giant distinction. It positively received the power going for us. I’m certain for either side, however for us, for certain.”