Apr 17, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Derek Dorsett (15) and Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) battle for the puck during the second period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014, Flyers at Rangers: Brassard takes high stick


The physicality is in full swing the opening game of the first-round series between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL playoffs.

The Flyers were set to go on a powerplay after Mats Zuccarello was called for roughing, but then Brayden Schenn decided to hit Rangers forward Derek Brassard in the head for a high sticking penalty that nullified the potential Flyers powerplay.

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As of this posting, the Flyers and Rangers are tied at the start of the third period. You can see highlights of the only two goals thus far by clicking here.

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