Wallace Comes Calling for Steckel
The Caps and Pens met for the first time since the Winter Classic on Sunday, which means that it's also their first meeting since David Steckel's collision with Sidney Crosby, who is likely to remain sidelined with a concussion until March.
Many expected the Pens to force Steckel to answer the bell at some point, regardless if the hit on Crosby was intentional or not. Few thought it would be Tim Wallace.
In his first NHL regular season game this season, Wallace challenged Steckel off of a faceoff during the third period. It may not have been retribution for Crosby missing months of playing time, but Wallace certainly threw and landed almost all the punches.
The scrap was Sunday's only one.
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