The Capitals obliterated the Flyers 6-1 in Monday night's Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. But the real losers were the Philadelphia fans. And the morning after, the Philly Daily News sports page really let them have it.
— Signe Wilkinson (@SigneWilk) April 19, 2016
The evening started out with a tribute to late Flyers owner Ed Snider, but the atmosphere inside Wells Fargo Center quickly devolved as play got underway.
J.J. Regan wrote a full recap of the shenanigans, but long story short, the crowd threw wristbands (honoring Snider, no less) and hot dogs onto the ice until the Flyers were assessed a delay of game penalty.
Hence the weiners pun, which, quite frankly, was as well executed as any sports section can ask for.
That photo of a referee picking up a hot dog off the ice? Yeesh, it's a stinger. But it doesn't hold a candle to Wayne Simmonds' exhasperation with his home fans.
Alex Ovechkin and Wayne Simmonds would appreciate it if you stopped throwing bracelets onto the ice pic.twitter.com/fut1rdACsq
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) April 19, 2016
It's safe to say we've reached peak Philly sports when the city's own athletes can't stand their fans.