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by Paul on 01/04/12 at 02:03 PM ET
from Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch,
Blue Jackets agitator Derek Dorsett practices his art at a high level.
The right shove or jersey tug, the witty insult, the thunderous body check — Dorsett knows the places and time when each is most effective.
So it was curious that Dorsett seemed especially preoccupied with Capitals star Alex Ovechkin during a 4-2 loss on Saturday, considering that Ovechkin wasn’t much of a factor during the first two periods.
“I haven’t told many people this, but he spit in my face,” Dorsett said. “That got me a little more mad.”
Dorsett said Ovechkin spit on him when they were face-to-face during a fracas in which both were given two-minute minors (cross-checking for Dorsett, roughing for Ovechkin) at 2:38 of the second period.
“That’s why I was yelling at the ref so much and yelling at him in the penalty box,” Dorsett said. “That’s probably one of the most disrespectful things someone can do, especially a guy who is the best player in the league. It’s classless. He’s supposed to be a role model for the game. It’s unbelievable.”
added 11:59am, via Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider,
After some confusion over what the word “spit” meant, Ovechkin denied Dorsett’s claim:
“No, no, no. I don’t know. Show me that moment, I want to see it. No.”
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