By Jenny Masters
Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin got a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct for a hit against Islanders center Casey Cizikas at 7:27 of the first period.
Cizikas briefly went to the locker room but was able to return.
“Questionable hit for sure; he was vulnerable,” Isles coach Trotz said. “It was the right call, no question. … They were working harder on the penalty kill then we were working on the power play. Therefore, they got momentum off of that and we sort of let them off the hook. Anytime that someone lets you off the floor, they can get up and punch you back in the nose, and they almost did tonight. I thought they played a much better game than we did.”
Morin assessed a five minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Casey Cizikas. Cizikas bleeding and to the room pic.twitter.com/pPDyULSUbS
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