Last night, following a battle along the boards, Evgeni Malkin was seen bringing his stick down in a chopping motion onto the helmet of Rangers defenseman Marc Staal.
Staal was not too thrilled with Malkin following the game and told Ranger Rants, “He tomahawked me right on top of the helmet, he dazed me. I don’t know how that’s not called or something. I understand we’re battling in front of the net but he’s falling down like he’s chopping wood across my head.
He went on to add that this is just another chapter in the long running feud between the two, “I’m not going to lie, I’ve caught him a few times in spots where he’s not happy with me, we’ve had battles. I don’t know if he’s intending to hurt me there or not but it came down hard on me. I felt it, it caught me off guard.”