Flyers forward suspended for Game 2 for hit on Talbot

Philadelphia's coach also fined in episode


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Philadelphia forward Daniel Carcillo has been suspended for Game 2 of the Flyers' first-round playoff series against the Penguins tomorrow night at Mellon Arena.

The NHL punished Carcillo for striking Penguins center Max Talbot in the head with his stick after they went head-to-head on a faceoff in the waning seconds of the Pengins' 4-1 victory in Game 1 at Mellon Arena last night.

The league also fined Flyers coach John Stevens $10,000 because of the incident.

"We had a conference call Monday with the general managers and coaches of playoff teams and told them explicitly we would not tolerate attempts by clubs to 'send a message' late in a game when the outcome had been determined," said Colin Campbell, the league's senior vice president of hockey operations. "Organizations -- players and coaches -- will be held accountable for such actions."


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