Sens coach hits out at Briere

Flyers centre Daniel Briere warms up prior to a game in this December 15, 2011 file photo. (MARTIN...

Flyers centre Daniel Briere warms up prior to a game in this December 15, 2011 file photo. (MARTIN CHEVALIER/QMI Agency)

Bruce Garrioch, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:33 AM ET

OTTAWA - Paul MacLean fired a shot at Danny Briere prior to Sunday’s rematch between the Senators and Flyers at Scotiabank Place.

Ottawa’s coach accused the Flyers centre of spearing centre Kyle Turris during Briere’s three-goal performance in Philly’s 3-2 overtime win on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.

“He probably shouldn’t have been in the game since he speared a guy,” said MacLean. “He ends up getting three goals and they call it a hooking penalty. I thought he speared the player.

“His reaction to what Kyle Turris did was a little bit surprising since what he did was way worse than what Kyle Turris did, but they settled it like men on the ice — which is great.”

MacLean didn’t like the treatment goalie Craig Anderson was given on Saturday, either.

“Our goalie has 19 wins, he isn’t up for the Vezina Trophy, I know, but he’s got 19 wins in the league and he didn’t have the same opportunity to play the net and play his position as I thought (Flyers goalie) Ilya Bryzgalov did,” said MacLean.

bruce.garrioch@sunmedia.ca


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