Boyce bounces right back

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:20 AM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Darryl Boyce wasn’t 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 Wednesday’s 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 centre’s job with the team.

“I had to make sure I didn’t 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.”


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