Briere to answer for cross-check in conference call with NHL Staff

11/1/2010 12:49:57 AM

Daniel Briere has been called on the carpet for an incident that occurred in Saturday's game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders.

Briere will participate in a conference call hearing with the NHL disciplinarians on Monday at 10am et.

With one minute left to play and the Flyers leading 6-1, Briere cross-checked Islanders centre Frans Nielsen after taking a face-off deep in the New York zone. Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro went after Briere as the Flyers centre skated by the net before Daniel Carcillo stepped in to defend Briere.

Briere, who received a five-minute major for cross-checking and a 10-minute misconduct on the play, said he was not happy with the way the Islanders were handling the lopsided loss.

"When you get embarrassed like that, there's lots of frustration," Briere said after the game. "They didn't like that and had to respond some way, somehow. They did it with their fists."

In what was a nasty affair, the two teams combined for 120 penalty minutes, with the Islanders accounting for 73 of those minutes.