Sidney Crosby has always considered Brandon Dubinsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets a thorn in his side — mainly because Dubinsky is always assigned to do whatever it takes to keep Crosby off his game. But Dubs may have taken things too far in the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins star on Friday.
With Crosby trying to get position in front of the Blue Jackets' net, Dubinsky stuck right behind him to make sure Crosby didn't get a shot on goal. In the process of jostling for position at the net front, Dubinsky clearly and blatantly cross-checked Crosby in the back of the neck.
Not satisfied with sending the Penguins star to the ice in apparent pain, Dubinsky then takes an additional cheap shot at the prone Crosby — breaking his stick over Crosby in the process.
Dubinsky took only a minor for cross checking, while Crosby left the game temporarily. He came back for the third period, though.
It will be interesting to see if Dubinsky gets a suspension from the Department of Player Safety for this.
Columbus's Brandon Dubinsky will have a hearing tomorrow for cross-checking Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 28, 2015