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Sidney Crosby wins fight but Matt Niskanen has the last word

Sidney Crosby dropped the gloves and let fly with some punches to the upper region of Matt Niskanen's person in the Dallas Stars' 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. voters rated Crosby the winner (68 percent of the vote; 20 percent rated it a draw). Say this about Niskanen: while losing in hand-to-hand combat with Crosby is a little like losing in a skills competition to Donald Brashear, Niskanen did show more fight than the Cowboys on an average Sunday.

After the game, Niskanen was asked if the altercation was something he'd tell his grandchildren about one day.

"That I got beat up by Sidney Crosby? I suppose not too many guys are in that club."

By Cindy Boren  | November 4, 2010; 11:53 AM ET
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Excellent parting shot by Niskanen.

Posted by: 74umgrad1 | November 4, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Moments earlier, the Star captain had slashed Letang a few times, then dropped the gloves. Sadly for Letang, his injured hand had it so he couldn't even throw a punch.

Props to Crosby for dropping the gloves a few moments later. Woulda been a solid move even had he lost the bout.

Posted by: spynnal | November 4, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Who cares if he wins fights...he wins Stanley Cups. Something Niskanen likely will never do.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | November 4, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

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