Asham apologizes for post-fight gesture
The pair dropped gloves in the third period of Washington's 3-2 overtime win Thursday.
Asham skated away from a floored Beagle before motioning a knockout to the crowd and clasping his hands together like a pillow to suggest that he had put his opponent to sleep.
While Beagle left the game bleeding, Asham later apologized for his behavior.
"Obviously, I want to win, but I don't want to go out there and hurt anyone," Asham said, according to the Washington Post. "My gestures after it was done, I was into the game. It was uncalled for, classless on my part. I think those guys over there know I'm not that kind of guy to be going off, but it was a big game -- I wanted to get my bench going. Classless move on my part."
Washington captain Alex Ovechkin agreed, labeling Asham's conduct "not respectful."