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After “Princess Phaneuf” Remarks, John Scott Understands Why He Was Handed A Misconduct

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

Buffalo Sabres winger John Scott collided with Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf early in the third period Saturday and then got jumped from behind by Frazer McLaren as Cody McCormick and Toronto’s Colton Orr joined the fray. Yet Scott got 14 minutes in penalties, a double minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct.

The 6-foot-8 Buffalo enforcer was part confused, part disappointed and part accepting of it all.

“All of a sudden I’m not allowed to hit him anymore. He’s ‘Princess Phaneuf.’ It’s a joke,” Scott said of the Leafs’ captain in a postgame interview on the MSG telecast after the Sabres’ 4-2 loss in Air Canada Centre.

Scott had calmed down a few minutes later when reporters talked to him about the situation in the Sabres’ dressing room. There were no real punches thrown and no fighting majors handed out.

“I don’t think I did anything wrong. I went for a hit. Phaneuf bailed,” Scott said. “Then I get dragged down from behind and I got 14 minutes. It was more a precaution. They didn’t want anything to boil over. I understand.”

continued and watch the fracas below...

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