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Capitals' Holtby jumped by Ray Emery; where's Andrew Peters when you need him?

By John Vogl

Ray Emery has a long history of having a screw loose. Now he's proved he's a terribly sore loser.

The Philadelphia goalie, with his team getting clobbered, 7-0, by Washington, skated the length of the ice Friday to fight unwilling Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.

It's not Emery's first fight, of course. He fought the Sabres' Martin Biron and Andrew Peters in succession while he was with Ottawa. Peters didn't like the boxing lover taking on his goalie.

"About last night's fight," Biron wrote this morning on Twitter. "There's no doubt Wash players should've jumped in. By not, you get Lucic-Miller, Scott Eriksson domino effect. I'm not saying Scott's hit was a response to Lucic, but every Bos-Buf games have been high in emotions since the hit. After our brawl against Ottawa in '07, things went back to normal, we left it all on the ice that night."

Wrote Peters on Twitter: "See what I saved you from @martybiron43. I can't believe nobody went to help Holtby after he was forced to fight and practically jumped. Unwritten rule number 1. Protect your goalie. Learned that when I was 6."

As always, uber-humorous Roberto Luongo had a take as his alter-ego, Strombone.

"Just an FYI," Luongo wrote. "If Ray Emery ever decides to skate down the ice and try to fight me I'm getting the [expletive] out of dodge!!!"

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