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Video: Rinaldo tossed for boarding Letang


It didn’t take long for Rivalry Night to boil over in Philly.

Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding Pens d-man Kris Letang with about five minutes to go in the opening frame:

The hit will almost certainly garner a review from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Rinaldo has a history as a repeat offender, which includes a four-game suspension for a hit to the head of Buffalo’s Chad Ruhwedel last April.

Letang left the game following the hit and didn’t return. No word yet if he’s done for the night.