Every now and then, post-game interviews justify their often-criticized existences when someone says an inflammatory or funny thing.
Detroit Red Wings forward Dan Cleary’s amazing red beard was reason enough to soak in what he had to say, but his amusing “no Christmas cards” quip made it a rare treat. He’s talking about his rivalry with Bryan Bickell specifically, yet it could probably fit Detroit’s second-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks overall:
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.