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03-20-2009, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CanuKer View Post
He left the puck and went for the head. Can you imagine if Tootoo or Cooke did this? People would be screaming bloody murder
Simmonds ran his head into Malkin's elbow. Not the other way around.

If Wayne skates with his head up, nothing happens. The puck had just left Simmonds a fraction of a second earlier.

Maybe it's just homer talk, but I don't really see Malkin's fault here. There was nothing he could have done, unless he wanted to stop, turn, and skate the other way, hence giving Simmonds a skating lane and a shot at the puck.

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