Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby threw Washington Capitals defender Martin Vehrvari to the boards during a 6-1 loss on Sunday.
Sidney Crosby returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday after being revitalized from the NHL’s COVID-19 roster. That allowed Crosby to get into his second game of the season, playing Pittsburgh against the Washington Capitals on the road. The Penguins lost 6-1, but Crosby did get some attention for playing rather dirty.
During the game, Crosby shot the disc in the Washington area. When he went to retrieve it, Martin Ferrary, the capital’s defenseman, followed him. Crosby then grabbed Hervary from behind and threw him face-first into the boards.
Crosby was not punished for the play.
Sidney Crosby throws Martin Ferrary to the boards during Sunday’s Penguins Capitals game
After the match, Vehrvary was asked about throwing them in the planks. The defender said he didn’t care and that “we’ll see the next match”.
This wasn’t Crosby’s biggest return, as he was only able to score one shot on goal throughout the entire match. Not to mention, the midfielder was penalized for two minutes because of the cross-check of the Capitals winger Yevgeny Kuznetsov in the third half. Winger Tom Wilson immediately took advantage of a power-playing goal, extending Washington’s lead to 6-1.
As for the next game, Crosby and the Penguins face the Capitals on December 10 in Washington.