Crosby laughs off 'head hunting' dig

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 3:05 PM ET

DETROIT - The battle is starting to heat up in the Stanley Cup final.

After being accused of “head hunting” Red Wings centre Henrik Zetterberg by Detroit coach Mike Babcock in Game 1 Saturday at the Joe Louis Arena, Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby laughed off the suggestion during a scrum with reporters this morning.

“I thought he went ‘head hunting’ right off the hop,” said Babcock.

That didn’t sit well with Crosby.

“I’m not going to get involved with his games,” said Crosby, who was also involved an incident when he slashed Detroit centre Kirk Maltby at the whistle. “He can say whatever he wants. I don’t think I’ve been known as a headhunter throughout my career. So, he’s the first one ever to say that. That’s interesting stuff.”

With the Wings coming off a 3-1 victory in the first game of the series, there is no rest for either team. They’ll be right back at it in Game 2 tonight at 8 p.m. Detroint won’t make any changes. Kris Draper (groin) skated, but won’t play and centre Pavel Datsyuk wasn’t on the ice.


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