The Flyers are coming off a strong weekend that has put them in sole possession of second place in the Metropolitan Division.
That does not mean all issues from the weekend are settled.
Midway through the third period of the Flyers’ 5-4 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday, Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov freight-trained Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. Schenn was sent headfirst into the boards but was able to skate off slowly under his own power.
Orlov was issued a fight-minute boarding major in which the Flyers would capitalize.
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Monday Orlov will be suspended two games for the hit. He lined up Schenn, hit him in the numbers, and left his feet to make the hit. The fact Schenn was not injured and Orlov had not previously been suspended played a role in the determination of the suspension length.
Unless Orlov decides to appeal, the 22-year-old will miss the rematch against the Flyers on Wednesday night and Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins.
Orlov has three goals, all against the Flyers, and six assists for nine points in 36 games for the Capitals this season.