There is a certain code that players adhere to in the NHL in regards to fighting.
If a combatant wants to participate in a fight but is wearing a shield, he will take his helmet off. If he notices another fighter is seriously hurt, he will stop the fight.
And if a guy is on the ice or in a defenseless position, punches must stop being thrown.
There have been times where these codes have been broken and the player has had to answer for his sins. But in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Lightning, Zac Rinaldo fell subject to one of these codes, having been accused of breaking the third code.
(Pictured: Zac Rinaldo knocks out BJ Crombeen. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Perhaps in the most unexpected fashion, Tom Sestito's pair of goals led the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers looked to erase the bad loss on January 27 by starting the top line right off the bat. They pressed hard, creating a few scoring chances including two by Tye McGinn on a deflection and a one-timer from the circle, but Lindback turned them both aside.
(Pictured: Ilya Bryzgalov makes a save. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)