Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere suspended two games

Apr 15, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (53) looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at PPG Paints Arena. Philadelphia won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL suspended Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere two games on Wednesday for boarding Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman.

The incident occurred in the third period of Pittsburgh’s 7-3 victory in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

Moments after Friedman scored into an empty net to make it 6-3 with 4:07 remaining, Gostisbehere shoved him from behind. Gostisbehere received a two-minute minor penalty for cross-checking.

Gostisbehere, 28, has 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) and just six penalty minutes in 40 games this season, his seventh year with the Flyers.

Philadelphia (23-23-7, 53 points) has three games remaining in the regular season, starting with back-to-back road games against the Washington Capitals on Friday and Saturday.

–Field Level Media