Canadiens vs. Flyers: P.K. Subban dives after altercation with Brayden Schenn

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A giant hit led to a physical confrontation along the boards at the end of the first period.

At the end of the first period of the game between the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers, P.K. Subban and Brayden Schenn engaged in a protracted physical battle along the boards. It nearly turned into a fight after a big hit between the two, but things didn't really come to a head until after the horn sounded for the end of the period.

Here are a few angles of the incident, with commentary from the various broadcast teams covering the game:


At full speed, it can be tough to tell exactly what is going on here, but watching the replay, it seems fairly obvious that Subban is trying to draw a penalty by collapsing after Schenn pushes him up against the boards.

Schenn took the only penalty on the play, for unsportsmanlike conduct.

(Video from HockeyVideoHD)

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