Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/16/13 at 05:26 PM ET
from Mike Cole of NESN,
“We have some big forwards, we have some guys that can play physical if they want to do that,” Washington head coach Adam Oates said after the game, according to the Washington Times. “But we don’t want to play that kind of game, we don’t want to get involved in their game.”
The Capitals were none too pleased with some physical play that unfolded in the third period. Hendricks and Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton could be seen having words prior to a faceoff in the Washington zone. Hendricks wanted no part of it. The puck was then dropped and as play shifted into the neutral zone, Thornton was once again unsuccessful in his attempt to pick a fight. That prompted Adam McQuaid to jump into the fray, essentially forcing Hendricks into the unfortunate situation of having to choose between Thornton and McQuaid.
Hendricks chose McQuaid, and the big Bruins defenseman ended up taking Hendricks to the ice, only to pick him back up and give him a couple of more big rights before the fight ended.
“The biggest joke I’ve ever seen,” Washington’s Karl Alzner reportedly quipped. Unsurprisingly, the Bruins had no problem with the situation after the game.
more and watch the McQuaid/Hendricks fight below...
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