Brady Tkachuk: 'Gutless' Brendan Lemieux bit me during scrum
Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk says he was bitten by Brendan Lemieux. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk was irate after he was sent to the penalty box for his scrum with Brendan Lemieux on Saturday night, and he had no problem sharing why after the game. To say Tkachuk unloaded on Lemieux would be an understatement.

Tkachuk and Lemieux got into it along the boards with the Senators trailing the L.A. Kings 3-2 late in the third period. During the fight, Tkachuk told the officials that Lemieux bit his hand. Tkachuk was still pleading his case to the referees when he went to the penalty box.

Tkachuk was assessed a two-minute penalty for roughing, while Lemieux got a five-minute misconduct and was ejected. Tkachuk was asked about the incident after Ottawa’s 4-2 loss, and he called Lemeiux “gutless.” He also said Lemieux shouldn’t be in the NHL and that the Kings were the only team willing to sign him after he begged.

The full rant is worth a read:

It was hard to tell when the bite occurred in the video, but the NHL will look into the incident. One thing is for certain: Tkachuk might hate Lemieux more than any player has ever hated an opponent.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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