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Hathaway tossed, Smith faces hearing for incidents in Devils-Flyers

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The City of Brotherly Love didn't live up to its name during Thursday's tilt between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils, as the game featured a pair of controversial incidents.

First, Flyers forward Garnet Hathaway was ejected after leveling rookie Luke Hughes in the first period.

Hathaway and Hughes were pursuing the puck on a play the linesman eventually called icing, but the official delayed his call, causing Hathaway to go in full speed and hit Hughes hard into the end boards.

Hathaway got a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct. Hughes left the contest but returned for the second period, and eventually scored the overtime winner.

Flyers head coach John Tortorella wasn't the only one upset at the officiating crew. Devils superstar Jack Hughes didn't appreciate the delayed icing call that caused his brother to get hurt.

Devils defenseman Brendan Smith finds himself in hot water for a slash on Travis Konecny late in the third period.

Smith was given a minor penalty on the play, and the NHL Department of Player Safety announced he'll have a hearing Friday.

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