Chris Kreider and PK Subban in the first period

Chris Kreider Tongue1/30/15 | 10:30AM: PK said, “the second time I was ready to go. The first time I wasn’t, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go off for five minutes. The second time I was. They are a good team. I am not a tough guy and not looking for fights.” (TSN 690)

1/29/15 | 8:02PM: PK Subban and Chris Kreider were both sent to the penalty box with coincidental minors twice in the first period.

The first time Kreider was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and Subban was called for embellishment and the second time both were called for unsportsmanlike conduct.

John Giannone said with 3:38 left in the period, with Kreider and Subban in the box for the second time, “the two are still verbally sparring in the penalty box. What went on during the commercial break was Tanner Glass was telling the Montreal bench that what Subban did was an embarrassment to the game.”

Following the Glass/Brandon Prust fight, Giannone said “I can tell you what happened with Kreider and Subban, Chris Kreider turned to the Rangers bench and said ‘should I? Should I?’ and when he got the word yes he turned around and Subban had, at that point, turned away to go back to the play.

Dominic Moore said that both players are competing hard and trying to get under each others skin.