The players battled on the ice in the third period before Tkachuk rose with blood on his hand. He could be seen telling officials that Lemieux had bitten him during the fight.
“It’s outrageous,” a furious Tkachuk said after the match, according to the Ottawa Sun.. “Kids don’t even do it anymore. Babies do it. I don’t even know what he was thinking. He’s just a complete brick head. He has nothing up there. Bad guy, bad player, but what a joke he is.”
King’s coach Todd McLellan said Lemieux, who has become a fixture on the fourth line, should be careful not to cross the line in cases like his showdown with Tkachuk, expressing concern that it could result in a suspension.
“We need him to play every night,” McLellan said. “We need him to play every minute he gets. Offensively, defensively, physically, emotionally. And if we happen to lose him for a period of time, we will miss him. And he needs to understand how important he is. become. “
The Kings suffered a losing streak in five games with Saturday’s victory.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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