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Evgeni Malkin Goes Headhunting on Claude Giroux, Misses

Dec 9, 2011, 8:19 AM EDT

The past two Flyers games have seen some nastiness and play outside of the rules, which has resulted in one suspension so far with Ville Leino getting a one-game break from the league for his elbow on Matt Read. News of that suspension came during the Flyers-Penguins game last night, when Evgeni Malkin likely narrowly missed being issued a similar fate as a result of missing the head of Claude Giroux on an attempt away from the play. (Video)

The past two Flyers games have seen some nastiness and play outside of the rules, which has resulted in one suspension so far with Ville Leino getting a one-game break from the league for his elbow on Matt Read. News of that suspension came during the Flyers-Penguins game last night, when Evgeni Malkin likely narrowly missed being issued a similar fate as a result of missing the head of Claude Giroux on an attempt away from the play.

Video below, courtesy Ryan Lawrence:

UPDATE: Here’s a clearer clip:

Silly Malkin. Don’t you know Giroux can move like Neo? Would be interested to see footage leading up to the attempt, whether Giroux provoked it in some way…

[Recap, including Scott Hartnell getting the #hartnelldown hashtag dropped live on air]