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Frank Seravalli explains honoring Ray Emery with 3rd Star for beating up Braden Holtby (Video)

Greg Wyshynski
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Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News became a target of much scorn and derision when he named goalie Ray Emery of the Philadelphia Flyers the No. 3 star on Friday night for giving up four goals in relief and beating up Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.

He joined us on the Marek Vs. Wyshynski podcast on Monday for an interview that got to the bottom of his thought process – and was a more than a little contentious.

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“I didn’t pick him as a traditional third star because he played a good game,” said Seravalli. “I happened to find it entertaining.”

His argument was that Emery got the crowd going, and that even his teammates didn’t have a problem with his actions.

“It was a circus of a game and I found that part of it to be entertaining,” he said. “From all the Flyers players I’ve talked to, none of them had a problem with it.”

Seravalli goes into the three-star selections for the Capitals, how the Flyers have asked him not to select them any longer, his controversial reporting on Steve Downie’s suspension and other topics.

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