Fighting is probably the last thing Sidney Crosby is known for but test him at your own peril.
Crosby was backchecking on a routine play against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, but was particularly incensed when Pierre-Luc Dubois gently jabbed at him.
Earlier in the shift, Dubois throws an errant elbow at Pittsburgh winger Jake Guentzel. Guentzel appealed for a penalty but to no avail, and Crosby decided to take matters into his own hands.
The 32-year-old then tracked back into his own zone, received a jab from Dubois, spun around and exchanged shoves, before dropping the gloves against the Blue Jackets’ young centre.
All in all, it’s not a bad tilt. Dubois appears to gain the initial advantage after landing a few shots, but Crosby gets a few jabs in at the end of the bout, then wrestles his opponent to the ice.
It’s the eighth fight of Crosby’s career, and oddly enough, it might be something about the Blue Jackets. The last time Crosby fought was against Brandon Dubinsky, who was with the Blue Jackets at the time, in February 2015.
Sid the Kid can truly do it all.
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