Evgeni Malkin and Justin Williams scrap, given roughing minors after fight (Video)

Evgeni Malkin and Justin Williams scrap, given roughing minors after fight (Video)

Per the website hockeyfights.com, Evgeni Malkin doesn't have any regular season fights. And even after Malkin picked a scrap with Los Angeles' Justin Williams, in the Penguins 3-0 win over the Kings, this pristine record will likely stand.

Both were assessed roughing minors. Though as the below video shows, it indeed looks like a fight.

Why would Malkin decide to tussle with Williams? To prove his Conn Smythe Trophy was more worthy than Williams'?

It looks like Malkin was angry by an attempted hit by Dustin Brown ... so of course Malkin didn't look for Brown and found the closest player who looks nothing like Brown in Williams.

Said Malkin to Sporting News' Sean Gentille following the game...

"Malkin said that Williams asked him to go earlier, but he downplayed that, too: "It's all emotion. I don't like fight, but (there's) sometimes lots of emotion."

A star player who picks a fight tends to be interesting and noteworthy ... and always somewhat comical. This is indeed the case with Malkin on Thursday.