The Philadelphia Flyers was victorious against the New York Islanders during their match held on Saturday. The final score was 5-2 in favor of the Orange and Black.
The event at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York was action-packed and enjoyable especially for the fans of Scott Gordon’s hockey team.
The Philadelphia Flyers’ third-leading scorer this season, Jakub Voracek effectively boosted the lineup, contributing two assists.
The evening seemed perfect for Voracek when suddenly he was handed down a major penalty for interference on the third period of the game.
Philadelphia Flyers’ defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere threw the puck around the boards with 14:19 left in regulation.
He directed the puck on the opposite corner where Voracek was holding on to grab possession.
Then, New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk activated from the blue line and began skating towards the Philadelphia Flyers alternate captain.
Voracek made a reverse hit that made Boychuk collapse on the ice with the puck moving a few feet away from both the ice hockey players.
The New York Islanders defenseman was hurt badly that he could not come back to the match. Boychuk, thus, has to miss his next practice and recuperate.
The Department of Player Safety of the National Hockey League announced on Sunday that Voracek will be suspended for two hockey matches.
The league was convinced that the right winger committed an interference penalty against the New York Islanders’ Boychuk.
While he is serving his punishment, the Czech ice hockey player will not receive payment and will cost him an estimated $88,710.
This season, the 29-year-old Voracek has 43 assists and 18 goals in 66 hockey tilts.
Due to the sanction, he will not be able to participate in the game of the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday against the Ottawa Senators at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
In addition, Voracek will not be allowed to play for his team’s game against the Washington Capitals in the same venue which is scheduled on Thursday.
Voracek cited that he had no idea why he got penalized with a five-minute major for interference.
He maintained that he was merely protecting himself, thinking the puck was near him.
The Czech right winger, who is in his eighth season with the Philadelphia Flyers, has no history with the NHL for supplemental discipline.
In addition, he has never been suspended or fined in his extensive hockey playing career. This season, Voracek scored 61 points plus 11 points in a current five-match points streak.