The Devils crushed the Flyers, 4-1, in Game 2 at Wells Fargo Center. As the clock wound down with the game decided in the third period, the two teams got into a bit of a scrum, as is typical when emotions boil over late in a professional hockey contest where the outcome has already been decided.
Yeah, about Clarkson though. What exactly was he doing in that scrum? We'll need to examine the video tape on this one.
It starts off normal enough. Clarkson gave Lilja a shove along the boards, the linesman got in between the two, others joined in on the fun. A bunch of orange shirts gathered on the scene, and when Sean Couturier got a little too close to Clarkson .... BAM.
Maybe he just likes the way his glove smells? That'd be one explanation. I'd prefer to believe that David Clarkson's hand has a mind of its own, however, and that the powers that guided the Devils to victory in Game 2 were solely the fault of this hand.
The Clarkson Hand rules all, and we are powerless to stop it. We'll also assume that it was this hand that told Clarkson to attempt to plank on the top of the net after his third-period goal, because people do not do this normally.