Shortly after Corey Perry scored to make it 6-2 on Friday night — which would end up being the final score in Anaheim’s Game 5 win over Dallas — things boiled over between the Stars and Ducks.
The two teams, who have shown a healthy dislike for one another throughout this series, combined to rack up 60 penalty minutes in this wild sequence:
The penalty breakdown, in case you were curious:
The ugliness wasn’t isolated to the third-period dust-up. Midway through the first period, Ryan Garbutt was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for spearing Perry:
Garbutt offered up this explanation following the game…
Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.
Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.
Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.
“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”
The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.
According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.
“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.
Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.
Anyway, this is fantastic.