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Things got heated during last night's game in Washington when Pittsburgh Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby decided to take a jab at Capitals' goaltender Braden Holtby.


As the video at the top of the page shows, Crosby made an effort to block a Holtby clearing attempt behind the Capitals’ net during a Penguins power play. Crosby’s shoulder made contact with Holtby’s head and the 2016 Vezina winner went down. Holtby didn't like the hit and gave Crosby a whack on the legs later in the shift.
Pierre McGuire said that Crosby seemed annoyed at the way Holtby fell down feeling there was probably some embellishment. Neither players got a penalty for either the hit or the slash. Have a look for yourself on Crosby's hit:

Holby was upset and gave Crosby a whack on the legs later in the shift.

Last season, former Dallas Stars centreman Cody Eakin was suspended 4 games for a similar hit on New York Rangers' star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Do you think the hit is suspension worthy?

Should Crosby be suspended for his hit on Holtby?

Things got heated during last night's game in Washington when Pittsburgh Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby decided to take a jab at Capitals' goaltender Braden Holtby.


As the video at the top of the page shows, Crosby made an effort to block a Holtby clearing attempt behind the Capitals’ net during a Penguins power play. Crosby’s shoulder made contact with Holtby’s head and the 2016 Vezina winner went down. Holtby didn't like the hit and gave Crosby a whack on the legs later in the shift.
Pierre McGuire said that Crosby seemed annoyed at the way Holtby fell down feeling there was probably some embellishment. Neither players got a penalty for either the hit or the slash. Have a look for yourself on Crosby's hit:

Holby was upset and gave Crosby a whack on the legs later in the shift.

Last season, former Dallas Stars centreman Cody Eakin was suspended 4 games for a similar hit on New York Rangers' star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Do you think the hit is suspension worthy?