Boyce bounces right back


, Last Updated: 12:20 AM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Darryl Boyce wasnt about to let a face-first smash into the boards and yet another broken nose keep him out of his fight for a job.

So, after being clocked from behind by Flyers tough guy Jody Shelley in the second period of Wednesdays 4-2 Leafs win, Boyce got back to work for the third.

It was not a clean hit, for sure, said Boyce, who is in a battle to win the fourth-line centres job with the team.

I had to make sure I didnt suffer a concussion, knew what point in the game it was and the score and then I was good to go.

So, too, was his teammate, Jay Rosehill, who stood up for Boyce in a lengthy scrap with Shelley.

The fact is not whether it was a dirty hit or not, a guy on my line went down, Rosehill said.

With our team, guys like that are going to have to answer to somebody.