Gabriel Landeskog is no dummy. Landeskog became the youngest captain in NHL history (19 years, 286 days) when the Avalanche stapled the “C” to his jersey on Sept. 4, 2012.
So when Milan Lucic shed his left glove in Thursday’s second period and threatened to do the same with his right, Landeskog responded wisely. He kept his gloves glued to his hands and allowed Lucic to rage.
Lucic shoved Landeskog early in the tussle, which took place at 19:09 of the second period. After some more jawing, Lucic ended the confrontation by pushing Landeskog again.
In the aftermath, Landeskog kept all his teeth, while Lucic lost 12 minutes of action (two for roughing plus a 10-minute misconduct). For the game, Lucic had one shot and four hits in 11:56 of ice time. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.