The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2, on Monday night. This defeat was manifested in the actions of Dalton Prout, the Jackets defenseman who earlier was victimized on a 2-on-1 for a Phil Kessel goal.
Prout decided to respond to a legal hit with as many cross-checks as he could administer to the head, neck and body of Sergei Plotnikov of the Penguins.
That’s about five solid sticks to Plotnikov.
Prout was given a double-minor for cross-checking at 19:02, so that’ll show’em.
The Penguins were anticipating a physical game. “I’m well aware that the teams have some history,” said coach Mike Sullivan.
Coach John Tortorella was … suspicious. “He got up, didn’t he? It was like he was dead and then he was out there for the next shift.”
This rivalry is fun.
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