The Fightins: Flyers Quotes After the Battle With Ottawa

The Fightins: Flyers Quotes After the Battle With Ottawa

The Flyers were naturally somewhat upbeat after their 6-2 fight-filled win over the Senators at home last night, marking their eighth win in nine games since the new year started. And, just as naturally, a lot of the questions being asked by the reporters in the locker room focused on the five third period fights that will be the most memorable part of the game. Intentionally or not, some the quotes they got out of the Flyers were pretty hilarious. 

Claude Giroux was one of two entirely surprising combatants in this one, and we'll get this post started with what he had to say about throwing down:

Why so many fights in this one?
"Oh there were a couple hits and I don't know, the fans like it and it's a good time."

How many fights did you have?

"Maybe eight or ten. I don't really fight. When I get pissed off at something, I try finding the smallest guy on the other team and go fight him."

Did Carter jump in to try and defend you?

"I don't know, I'm not too sure what happened. Two guys kind of jumped me and Cartsy had to jump in. But I just felt like I had to stick up for myself."

Carter was a man of few words, but his quotes were also pretty funny:

How long had it been since you've been in a fight?
"A couple years."

Yeah, how did it feel out there?

"It was all right."

Do you remember your last one? Ryan Whitney?
"Yep."
 
It was a sleeper until the third and all those fights... why so many fights?
"I don't know."

Just felt like it?
"I wasn't doing much else out there. I figured I'd do something."

What were you thinking when you went after Winchester, was that because of two guys jumping Claude?

"Yeah, I mean you have to get in there and do something."

Amen.

The captain had a great night on the ice, with two goals and two assists, but Richie wasn't among the five fighters, and he was pretty clear that he didn't want to talk about fights after the game. 

Why so many fights?
“I don’t know.  You’ll have to ask the guys who fought.”

Why didn’t you fight?
“I don’t like fighting.  I was on the bench.”

Jeff Carter doesn’t fight ever either.
“He gets a couple.  I don’t know.  He’s tough.”

It didn’t look like he had been in a fight in a while out there.
“Tell him that.”

Wellll okay then... Moving right along... (Richie's quotes on everything not related to the fights were more substantive, he was just clearly uninterested in talking about other people's fights.)

Even Sergei Bobrovsky had to answer fight questions though:

Did you hear the “goalie fight” chant at the end of the game?
“I did not hear it.”

Did you feel left out with all that fighting going on?
“Well, everyone had a couple so I don’t know where I would fit in.”

Have you ever been in a fight?
“No.”

 

Pronger wasn't shy about answering:

Are you disappointed that you didn’t get to drop the gloves?
“Well there were an awful lot of them out there.  We answered, they were running around and we answered them.”

 

You know that feeling you had when you saw Claude Giroux's bare hands flying toward a helmet? Peter Laviolette was right there with ya:

Peter, what’s going through your mind, on the bench, when you see your skill guys (Claude Giroux and Jeff Carter) throwing punches?
“Probably not something you want to see on a regular basis when it comes to those guys. But you never know what every game has in store for you. Guys were pretty competitive in the third period to make sure we got a win.  It’s just the way the game happened and I thought our guys did a great job.”

 Do you worry (when you see something like that)?
 “I think you are always worried when you see something like that.  That’s part of the game; you have to take things as they come and that’s what happened tonight.  That’s the way they played.  Like I said, I think we did a good job in the third period tonight.”

 

For videos of the carnage and a complete recap, click here

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Best of NBA: Pelicans hold off late Lakers rally for 1st win

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Best of NBA: Pelicans hold off late Lakers rally for 1st win

LOS ANGELES -- Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 20 and the New Orleans Pelicans withstood a furious rally to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-112 on Sunday night for their first victory of the season.

The Pelicans led by 22 points in the second quarter and were still up by double figures heading into the final period, but the Lakers made a charge despite a poor shooting night from rookie Lonzo Ball.

Reserve Jordan Clarkson had 24 points for the Lakers, but Ball shot just 3 for 13 for eight points. He did have 13 assists and eight rebounds.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started and scored 20 points in his first appearance for the Lakers. Rookie Kyle Kuzma also had 20.

E'Twaun Moore, who went 0 for 5 in his last game, added 19 points for the Pelicans (1-2), while Jrue Holiday and Ian Clark each had 14 (see full recap).

Wiggins' heave banks in, leads Timberwolves past Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Andrew Wiggins' 3-pointer from a few steps inside halfcourt banked in as time expired to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

Oklahoma City's Carmelo Anthony had hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to give the Thunder the lead before the Timberwolves inbounded to Wiggins, who rushed up the court and got free with help from a crushing pick by Karl-Anthony Towns before pulling up for the winner.

Wiggins scored 27 points and Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (2-1).

Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who were coming off a loss at Utah on Saturday night. Anthony scored 23 points and Paul George scored 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting. Steven Adams had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder (see full recap).

Allen Crabbe scored 20 points, Nets beat Hawks
NEW YORK -- Allen Crabbe scored 20 points, DeMarre Carroll had 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-104 on Sunday.

Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell each had 16 points to help the Nets improve to 2-1 with their second straight victory.

Marco Belinelli had 19 points for Atlanta. The Hawks have lost two in a row to drop to 1-2.

Atlanta point guard Dennis Schroeder went down with an apparent ankle injury with 3:37 left and had to be helped off the court.

Brooklyn found a way to win once again without Jeremy Lin, who was lost for the season on opening night with a knee injury, holding off the Hawks after leading by 16 points late in the third (see full recap).