According to the publication, during the pre-game warm-up, the team wore LGBT-themed jerseys and used sticks wrapped in “rainbow” tape.
Provorov, 26, boycotted his teammates before the game against Anaheim.
After that, the Russian jumped on the ice and helped his team win with a score of 5: 2.
“My choice is to remain true to myself and my religion. That’s all I’m going to say,” the hockey player was quoted as saying by AP.
Philadelphia head coach John Tortorella said he respects the player’s decision.