Crosby Throws Down, Ducks and Yotes Duel
Sidney Crosby is starting to make this a habit. For the third season in a row Crosby has dropped the gloves. He was battling around the net with Marek Zidlicky before the two exchanged slashes, prompting the gloves to come off. Zidlicky’s fought with about the same frequency as Crosby the past few seasons. Sid had Zidlicky’s jersey up pretty fast, getting in a few punches as the linesmen wasted no time breaking it up.
The Coyotes and Ducks are probably in the opposite spots most expected in the standings. Last night’s game between these two teams in Phoenix was played hard and chippy all the way through. James Wisniewski laid a monster, if not questionable hit on Shane Doan in the first period. Doan had a little trouble getting back to the bench and Keith Yandle stepped up for his teammate. Just a minute into the second period, presumably with his head clearer, Doan took on Wisniewski himself. Heavyweights George Parros and Paul Bissonnette also had a scrap in the first.
May’s status unknown
Brad May was high-sticked while on the bench last night. He remained in Calgary for observation, but is scheduled to fly home today. There’s no date for his return, but good to know it’s not serious. The Wings are a pretty tough watch without him.
James Wisniewski vs Shane Doan Oct 31, 2009
George Parros vs Paul Bissonnette Oct 31, 2009
James Wisniewski vs Keith Yandle Oct 31, 2009
Marek Zidlicky vs Sidney Crosby Oct 31, 2009
Craig Rivet vs Andy Sutton Oct 31, 2009
Steve Montador vs Tim Jackman Oct 31, 2009
Bryce Salvador vs Steve Downie Oct 31, 2009
Tim Conboy vs Daniel Carcillo Oct 31, 2009
Tom Kostopoulos vs Arron Asham Oct 31, 2009
Jay Harrison vs Ian Laperriere Oct 31, 2009
May still has some fight left
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Former Rangers Prucha, Korpikoski miss New York
Devils resumed Islanders’ playoff beard tradition
Montreal’s scientific method
George Parros: Dux in tux was a full evening
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