Video: Chris Neil charges Simon Despres


As expected, there’s been some rough stuff in Matt Cooke’s first game in Ottawa against the Senators.

The Pittsburgh Penguins agitator has managed to keep his nose clean so far, though; as of this writing, he hasn’t registered a single penalty. That’s not for a lack of trying, however, as Chris Neil challenged him to a fight earlier in Monday’s game. Cooke rejected the offer, so Neil took it upon himself to clobber Pens defenseman Simon Despres:

Neil received a two-minute charging minor for that hit.