Dalton Prout has cross-check tantrum on Plotnikov’s head (Video)

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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.

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That’s about five solid sticks to Plotnikov.

This was downright dastardly. What happened to the hero that one-punched Milan Lucic

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.

Earlier, Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins was briefly sent to the locker room after a knee-on-knee collision with Boone Jenner.

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.”

I wonder what would happen if Malkin did that to one of their whining stars ...

This rivalry is fun. 

s/t to PandaPSU for the Vine

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