It’s awkward enough being an opponent who hurt Sidney Crosby like David Steckel, but imagine the fear of being “that guy” that hurts him during practice for the Pittsburgh Penguins. No one wants to walk around wearing that label in Pittsburgh.
Like Crosby says in the video above: someone needs to break the ice, though. The Penguins superstar hopes to come back from post-concussion syndrome as soon as possible, but that’s all about making sure he’s tested well enough first. Shaking off that big first hit is a big part of that process, so we’ll see how he progresses now that he can practice full-speed.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.