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Here are the key takeaways from all of Sunday's action in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Philadelphia Flyers are not going away without a fight, and they forced a Game 5 against the Washington Capitals with a win on Wednesday night. Here are the takeaways from all of Wednesday's Stanley Cup Playoff action
Philadelphia Flyers forward Ryan White said he would have been involved with the Flyers fans that littered the ice with bracelets late in the third period of Game 3 on Monday night.
Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare hit Capitals forward Dmitry Orlov from behind and the game only devolved from there for Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia lost one of their top players, they lost their composure, and then they lost the game. Elsewhere, John Tavares almost single handedly carried the New York Islanders to a win. All of that and more.
Wayne Simmonds took exception with Tom Wilson's hit on Andrew MacDonald, so the two threw down in the first fight of the 2016 postseason. It was pretty intense.
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