Cannot stress enough how unreal this was to start the game: beats Crosby on the opening faceoff, then levels him, then scores. Oh yeah, did we mention he demanded he be put out on the first line to his coach? Incredible.
The assist and the first of two fights:
The second fight:
I’m with the child. How could any normal human being cheer for the Red Wings?!
Two shots son! Two shots!
On a team where the star player has been sidelined for the past three months because of a head shot, this is just undefendable to me. He was just nailed last month with a four-game suspension by the NHL for a cheap shot from behind too. Ban him for the season, send a message. This is the kind of ugly play that leads up to the brutal Todd Bertuzzi/Steve Moore incident where the NHL look like legalized street fighting.