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Unexpected fight video: Sidney Crosby vs. Matt Niskanen

Nov 3, 2010, 11:55 PM EDT

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As the Dallas Stars announcing crew pointed out, it’s surprising just how much vitriol was on display between the Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins – two teams who rarely play against each other.

Yet as the game quickly spiraled out of control, tempers flared in a big way. Beginning with a fight between Jamie Benn and Tyler Kennedy in the waning seconds of the first period, the two teams engaged in four fights through the first two frames. The tension boiled over the most about 12 minutes into the second period, as Kris Letang fought Brenden Morrow and then Sidney Crosby dropped the gloves with Matt Niskanen.

Check out the unexpected video above. Who do you think won the fight? All I know is that it’s a lot more becoming than some of Crosby’s other scraps, as he didn’t hit Niskanen below the belt at any point.

  1. joepags - Nov 4, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    not unusal for wht???…… crosby to pull someone to the ice while fighting???….. instead of standing man to man to fight? for the first go around crosby did nothing but try to pull him to the ice. crosby did get the better of him on the 2nd go round, but still….typical crosby

  2. polegojim - Nov 5, 2010 at 1:09 AM

    Sid will always be a cowardly, whinning brat

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