Sean Couturier's fight with Kyle Turris was just the first of his career. (USA Today Images)
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Here’s something you don’t see very often: Sean Couturier in a fight.
On Monday, he fought with Senators forward Kyle Turris.
It was the fourth fight in Turris’ NHL career but the first ever for Couturier, who won.
“It was in the middle of the action and I got caught [up] in the emotions,” Couturier said of his first period altercation. “It just happened.”
Asked how it felt to have an NHL fight, he turned a shade of red.
“It was all right,” Couturier said. “I think I did a good job. I’ll stick to playing hockey.”
Couturier is one of the few players still wearing his “Movember” beard. Scott Hartnell shaved off his fu-man-chu this past weekend.
“Maybe he [Turris] got scared when he saw that beard or mustache,” Couturier said jokingly. “I mean, stuff happens. You get over it afterward.”
Board of Guvs
The league’s Board of Governors, meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif., have recommended a $71-plus million salary cap for 2014-15, according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
Also, the governors approved the 12-year, $5.2 billion national Canadian TV and multimedia rights agreement for next season, as well.
The NHL is projecting a record $3.6 billion in revenues for the current season, a year after the half-season lockout.
Right now, Capgeek.com projects the Flyers to have $16.7 million in cap space for 2014-15 if the cap goes to $71 million.
Timonen had one career goal over his first 31 career games against the Senators but has scored now in each of his last two games against Ottawa.
Besides ending his 12-game goal drought, Jakub Voracek also ended his seven-game pointless streak. … Zac Rinaldo led the Flyers with six hits in 10:31 of ice time. ... Luke Schenn recorded a goal, an assist, and was credited with five blocked shots. ... Steve Downie quietly celebrated his 300th career NHL game.