It's late March, and Brian Gionta has fired the shot to start a war that may come full circle in late May. Late in the second period, TK and Gionta drove to the Pens' net. TK went careening into Fleury's head. MAF did not return for the third. Those are the facts of the case, and they are undisputed.
Here's one angle of the play.
We will say one thing, that the images up in the scoreboard supports. The Pens went into the locker room during the second intermission and undoubtedly talked to TK and watch the tape of the play. For them to come out in the third like they did, it shows what they thought happened on the play. And they are the actual hockey players. Their opinions are the only ones that count, not the opinions of Internet warriors.
The incident overshadowed the game Fleury was playing, the goal Sidney Crosby scored, the debut of Brenden Morrow, and the winning streak reaching 13 games. In a weird twist of fate, it als...