You have to love it when a star player like the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby is willing to drop the gloves.
That's exactly what he did last night, challenging Dallas defenseman Matt Niskanen. It would have been far better if the two, neither of whom is known as much of a fighter, had also dropped the helmets.
Hockeyfights.com gave the bout to Crosby, who landed a couple rights under Niskanen's visor that sent him to the ice. Niskanen admitted he lost.
"I never saw that coming," Niskanen said. "We were up 4-1, he was trying to get the team going a little bit, he asked me to go, and we went. I got him hard once in the helmet, if that counts. But he's very strong on his skates and he probably had the upper hand a little bit."
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