Armstrong vs. Ribeiro

Tempers were already a little high before the shootout, before Dallas’ Mike Ribeiro scored on an outstanding between-the-legs play, then skated back to his bench with his pointer finger to his lips, as if to say he had quieted the building. The Kings’ Derek Armstrong took exception and immediately began yelling at Ribeiro from the bench, which the TV cameras picked up. I asked Armstrong after practice if he had taken exception to Ribeiro’s antics…

ARMSTRONG: “Yeah. He apologized afterward. He was saying, `It’s a show.’ I understand that it’s a show, but you know what? If you want to be a show, go to the other corner. If he wants to do that, that’s fine, because the fans love it, but you can’t do that coming to our bench. He’s a really good player and he made a really good move. Just doing it to our bench, I don’t think that was right. I think it’s a great show for the fans, to see that stuff, but go to the other corner and do it for the fans, not to our bench. It’s nothing against him. He’s a great hockey player. It was a great move and a great play, but I just didn’t like that he did it to the bench.”

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