Hitchcock: Lightning going too far with slashing

Originally Published: May 13, 2004
Associated Press

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock is angry. He says his players are being slashed in the back of their legs by the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he won't keep quiet about it.

Hitchcock responded Thursday to a rant a day earlier by John Tortorella in which the Lightning coach told Hitchcock to stop yelling at Tampa Bay players and to "shut his yap'' during the Eastern Conference finals.

After reserving comment Wednesday, choosing instead to tell Tortorella to "mind ...

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