Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards was a healthy scratch Thursday night when New York faced elimination in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Arron Asham wanted to fire up his teammates when he dropped the gloves with Washington's Jay Beagle in the third period on Thursday.
Like it or not, Thursday night's fight between Arron Asham and Jay Beagle and the subsequent aftermath was the talk of not only hockey but the sports world in general.
Sidney Crosby's return date from a concussion is still unknown. Evgeni Malkin is headed toward surgery and won't play again until next season. Chris Kunitz is day to day, and Mike Comrie, Mark Letestu and Arron Asham are all sidelined with various injuries.