PHILADELPHIA -- Dan Carcillo's bloody knuckles came at the expense of an unlikely victim.
Ray Emery made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season, and James van Riemsdyk and Mike Richards scored in the Philadelphia Flyers' 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
But Carcillo's fight against Rangers star Marian Gaborik overshadowed another strong effort by the resurgent Flyers.
Rangers coach John Tortorella was furious that Philadelphia's enforcer went after his best player and sarcastically called Carcillo "a brave guy."
"There's no honour in that," Tortorella said. "I don't play the game, I don't wear the uniform, I don't want to say too much about it, but there's simply no honour in that."
Carcillo floored Gaborik with a hard uppercut early in the second period after the two-time all-star surprisingly dropped his gloves first. "I didn't really expect to fight who I fought, but it kind of worked out,"
Carcillo said. "I don't know who on that line would have been able to help him though. I wasn't expecting him to drop his gloves, but when he did, I pretty much was licking my chops." [TSN.COM]