The Philadelphia Flyers, who eliminated the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, were fired up after Buffalo players mocked several recently divorced Flyers.
Trash talk is common on the ice in the NHL playoffs, but Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Briere, right, said one member of the Buffalo Sabres “crossed the line” during Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final.
“Honestly, one of their young guys said something to me that was personal and crossed the line,” Briere told the Buffalo News.
“It got me fired up a little bit more than it usually does. That was probably a big part of it.”
According to the Buffalo News, citing a Flyers source, it was Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta who made remarks to Briere and Scott Hartnell about their divorces.