You know what the absolutely crazy part about last night's game was? The fact that Flyers fans were such classless, disrespectful dickheads that they overshadowed the disgraceful performance by their team. On a night meant to memorialize the person that gave them a hockey team to cheer for in the first place the fans did everything they possibly could to make people forget that the Flyers has 53 penalty minutes and basically gave up on playing competent hockey in the 3rd period. In a way, that's pretty commendable. All I have heard people talk about since the cringeworthy end of the game last night is Flyers fans throwing wristbands. Never mind that it only became out of control after Bellemare nearly killed Orlov with a hit from behind. Never mind the fact that Radko Gudas dropped his gloves and started widely swinging errant fists everywhere after his own teammate delivered one of the most illegal, dangerous checks you'll ever lay eyes on. The fans made asses out of themselves and flushed whatever was left of their city's reputation down the toilet, BUT they made the story about them in the process. The players may not have appreciated the fucking circus that took place in the Wells Fargo Center while it was happening, but they will when a couple of those interview questions are about the dumb drunken fans and not their own ineptitude.
The Washington Capitals put up powerplay goal after powerplay goal while the Flyers made a complete mockery of their own home playoff game. Professional hockey players quit on their team when they were supposed to be playing in honor of it's late, great founder. A team that scratched and clawed it's way into the postseason once again reverted to 'The Broad Street Bullies' as soon as they faced a little adversity when they got there. Leave it to Flyers fans to put on such a downright embarrassing display that we aren't even talking about all that. Somewhere a Santa Claus just shed a tear, because pelting him with batteries is no longer the gold standard for scumbag behavior in the stadiums of Philadelphia. And after such a heartwarming Ed Snider tribute too? Would have been better off showing that on a night when the Flyers weren't playing. At least then the people there to witness it couldn't almost immediately ruin it.