Red Wings’ Abdelkader says trip on Mrazek was a ‘dirty play’

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Petr Mrazek provided another great performance for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3, but teammate Justin Abdelkader still wasn’t happy about one moment in a 3-0 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

During one of the true turning points of the contest, Mrazek stopped Brian Boyle on a shorthanded breakaway. After that, he drew a tripping penalty on Cedric Paquette:

Apparently Abdelkader wasn’t happy with the actions of Paquette, a pot-stirring player for the Lightning. He deemed it a “dirty play,” as the Tampa Bay Times’ Joe Smith reports.

In case you’re wondering, Abdelkader didn’t just respond via the press:

This series is one game behind Tuesday’s other three, but it seems like they’re making up for lost time by building up some bitterness.