False Alarm: Fans Throw Hats Thinking Wayne Simmonds Scored Third Goal

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just over 10 minutes into the Wayne Simmonds already had a hat trick…we thought!

It appeared Simmonds scored his third goal of the game to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead with 9:25 in the first period on Tuesday night, but after further review, the puck never touched Simmonds stick.

Related: Simmonds Scores 2 Goals To Lead Flyers Past Avalanche 4-0

However, the fans were in too deep, and hundreds of hats already flooded the ice at the Wells Fargo Center.

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When PA announcer Lou Nolan announced Jake Voracek’s name for the goal, the fans booed, realizing they threw their hats for no reason.

[You can watch the absurd occurrence here]

After the game, Simmonds said “I knew it was Jake’s goal the whole time.”

The Flyers won the game 4-0.

94WIP Morning Show host Angelo Cataldi believes fans should give back the hats. This Twitter poll suggests fans are split.

 

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