Ottawa Senators pest Chris Neil is nasty and a pain to play
against, but it looks like Brooks Oprik found a way to one-up him
during Game 1, which the Penguins won 4-1 at Consol Energy Center
The Penguins defenseman gave Neil a double-cup-check during the
third period. Neil’s one tough dude. Brooks’ first cup-check
actually lifts Neil off the ice!
Orpik was all over the place during the Penguins’ Game 1 win. He
even lit up Eric Gryba, who left the game and didn’t return, in the
If you recall, Gryba made a name for himself (good or bad,
depending on your opinion of this
hit) during the first round when he leveled Montreal’s Lars
Eller in Game 1. He was eventually suspended for two games.
MR. CHEAPSHOT TORRES RETURNS?
Just when Sharks forward Raffi Torres seemed like he had been
working on rebuilding his reputation, he delivered another
questionable hit Tuesday on the Kings’ Jarret Stoll.
Torres, who had just 17 penalty minutes in the lockout-shortened
regular season (he had 83 last season), came across the offensive
zone and clipped Stoll as the Kings center was going up-ice. Torres
was whistled for charging on the play and Stoll left the game and
“Clean hit, not even a charging penalty in my opinion,” Sharks
coach Todd McLellan told the media after the game.
We’ll see about that come Wednesday if Torres has a meeting with
KINGS OF TWITTER
The LA Kings’ stellar Twitter account has struck again. With the
Kings heading into the third period of Game 1 against the San Jose
Sharks with a 2-0 lead at Staples Center, this is what the Kings’
tweeps came up with:
The Kings passing tonight is as tight as Jeff Carters abs. cc @ theroyalhalf