A bunch of hockey men pushed and shoved and some of them threw punches. One of them was Sidney Crosby! Now it’s news.
In the second period of Pittsburgh’s 6-2 win over Washington, the teams got into one of those typical scrums when a skater gets too close to a goalie. Karl Alzner went after Patric Hornqvist for making contact with Braden Holtby on a scoring chance, and the dominos started to fall. Crosby jumped on the back of Nicklas Backstrom, and was peeled off by T.J. Oshie, who was in turn jumped by Phil Kessel. Backstrom approached to pair off with Kessel which left Oshie and Crosby trading blows. Eventually a linesman got between them and the whole thing toppled over, leading to this:
A dumb Crosby joke of the sort we’ve heard a million times, but this is par for the course (even if Crosby throwing and taking punches isn’t). It’s good that Crosby went down, though; he had lost his helmet and Oshie had dropped his gloves.
The Penguins are red-hot right now, having won six in a row and moving into second in the Metro. The Capitals are cruising to a Presidents’ Trophy. Yeah, I’d take a playoff rematch.