March 2, 2013
Ejected Alfie sends message to Rinaldo after dirty hit on Chris Phillips
By DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency
PHILADELPHIA - There was no regret expressed from either captain or his coach for the cross-check to the face Daniel Alfredsson delivered Zac Rinaldo Saturday -- even though it ate up five precious minutes of time as the Senators were trying to erase a one-goal deficit against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Alfredsson felt it necessary to respond immediately to a dirty hit Rinaldo placed on Chris Phillips with under eight minutes to go in the third period.
"It's a bad play by him, I think," Alfredsson said. "Phillips is in a vulnerable position, right by the boards, and he hits him from the side, behind kind of. I didn't know if Chris was really injured at the time or not, but I did not like that hit at all."