In the third period last night, Chris Kreider engaged in his first NHL fight with Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf.
Phaneuf and Kreider had been battling all game and as Dave Maloney continually mentioned during the broadcast, the two were engaged during the Rangers win over the Leafs prior to the Christmas break.
Kreider told Dave Maloney last night “I don’t know how it transpires but it is what is.”
He said after the game that he was saying some “really dumb stuff” to Phaneuf and should have just kept hi mouth shut. (NY Post)
Kreider added that Phaneuf slashed Derek Stepan and it rubbed him the wrong way, “I probably took it a little too far.” (Newsday)