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Mike Richards

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NHL Players Start To Adapt To New Head-Shot Ban

For the first time, a lateral or blindside hit on an opponent in which the head is targeted or is the main area of impact will not only be subject to supplemental discipline, but a major penalty and ejection from the game.


New Jersey Devils' Jason Arnott, left and Philadelphia Flyers' Darroll Powe (36) fight for puck control in the third period of their NHL preseason hockey game Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph, Jr.)

Richards’ SO Goal Lifts Flyers Over Devils

Mike Richards scored a shootout goal in the fourth round, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night in the first preseason game for both teams.