Kings’ Brendan Lemieux kicked out of game after biting Senator’s Brady Tkachuk during battle
Although most parts of the human body are considered fair game in hockey, there are certain tactics and methods that are considered a way to squeeze points. Saturday night, Los Angeles Kings left wing Brendan Lemieux crossed that line by oozing her pearly white blood onto the captain of the Senator from Ottawa.
With 6:09 left in the third period between the kings and the senators, the left wingers of the Senators Brady Tkachuk push the Kings forward Blake Lizotte, causing Lemieux to stand up for him. The two began to scuffle before being subdued by the officials, after which Tkachuk showed the officials his hand on the way to the penalty area.
After being awarded an initial five-minute penalty, Lemieux was sent off the game for biting Tkachuk twice during their fight. The kings will win with a score of 4-2.
Tkachuk resented the biting, calling it “the gutsiest thing anyone could do” before attacking Lemieux’s character.
“This guy, you can ask any of his teammates, no one wants to play with him. He’s a lousy guy and a bad teammate. He’s always focused on himself.” , Tkachuk said in a report by Bruce Garrioch of TSN. “He’s just a joke. He shouldn’t be in the tournament. This guy is a no-brainer. No other team wants him, he’ll keep begging to get in. NHL but no other team will want him. He is an absolute joke. I can’t even wrap my head around it. People don’t even do this. He’s just a bad guy.
“It’s outrageous. Children don’t even do that anymore. Children do that. I don’t even know what he’s thinking, he’s just a brick. He’s nothing. Bad guy, guy. bad play, but what a joke he is.”
Coincidentally, Lemieux and Tkachuk’s brawl was a second generation iteration of the player war. During the 1996 Hockey World Cup, both the fathers of the players – Claude Lemieux and Keith Tkachuk – also fought with each other.
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