Richards Hit Knocks Panthers’ David Booth Cold as Flyers Get Nasty

Posted: 24th October 2009 by Robert Young in NHL
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The Florida Panthers suffered two injuries in Philadelphia as a grimy Flyers team knocked out both Radek Dvorak and David Booth from the game. Radek left the game with a lower body injury early in the second period. That injury didnÆt look like a dirty hit, but the one that came later that same period definitely did have that appearance. Mike Richards of the Flyers, known as a hard-hitting but not necessarily a dirty player, left his shoulder in and appeared to lift his skates from the ice when he slammed in to BoothÆs head; flinging David around in mid-air and knocking him cold to the ice. Booth didnÆt see the hit coming until it was too late. The play was upheld for several minutes as trainers and doctors flooded the ice to help the wounded player. Blood was seen underneath his head a ...

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