Well Pitkanen was also the direct cause of one of the goals against...he definitely went from the "penthouse" to the "dog house" in a very quick amount of time, as Dorny said.
We'll see...I think it might have been some sort of punishment maybe...
Yeah the lack of information from Panaccio and Moran was kind of startling. I thought one of them would've mentioned it, as they've been talking about Pitkanen in many articles.
Hitch was dissapointed with Pitkanen's play I guess, as I read that he basically was the cause for one of Phoenix's goals. Then again, the kid had a goal and an assist himself. Still, it might be Hitchcock's way of giving the kid some "tough love," and not let him get used to always playing just because he's a big young stud.