Nick Foligno had some choice words for Penguins star Sidney Crosby after the two became enmeshed in a scrum near Pittsburgh’s crease Friday night. It all started after Foligno did a backflop over PIT netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, prompting Crosby to take a few swings at Foligno. The Senators’ winger accused Crosby of aiming for the head after preaching about how dangerous head hits were while recovering from a concussion. Here’s what Crosby had to say Saturday night in response:
“I don’t know what he’s talking about. I was talking about the hits like we saw here (in Montreal) tonight, not a scrum and I don’t know what he expects after he runs the goalie three times. He’s probably lucky it was me that was handling it and not someone else, so if he’s going to do that, he should be ready to expect a response and like I said, that’s a hockey scrum and he should expect that if he wants to play that way. If given the opportunity again, I would you know, get my hands up the same way.
“It wasn’t an elbow, I think he’s blowing it totally out of proportion and, two nights before that, I go in a scrum and I get punched in the head. I accept that. I’m going in a scrum, that’s part of the game. If he’s going to run the goalie, he’s got to expect that guys are going to get hands in his face, especially around that area.”