Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguin’s center, got a little wild Thursday night when he blatantly slashed Marc Methot of the Ottawa Senators leading to him losing a fingertip. Crosby, who may be next in line to become one of the NHL’s all-time scoring greats one day once all the ice settles, took the cheap shot in the first period of the game and was not penalized. Methot on the other hand, had to immediately leave the game as blood came gushing out of his left hand. In a post game interview, Senators coach Guy Boucher was quoted saying, “His finger is destroyed. It’s shattered and he’s out for weeks.” Seems like an overreaction as the Senators captain Erik Karlsson said it was an unfortunate play, but a play that happens all the time. Crosby also cleared the air saying he wasn’t trying to hurt Methot.
Check out the graphic video above and decide for yourself.