As the Penguins prepare for a return engagement with the Islanders tonight, the guys who tried to decapitate Eric Tangradi, maul Brent Johnson, and strangle Max Talbot are playing it casual and pooh-poohing the debacle of February 11.
"The game did get a little bit out of control..." - Matt Martin
"Some people would say it got out of hand." - Zenon Konopka
"The game blew up there a little bit." - Trevor Gillies
Yes, things did get a wee bit out of hand, didn't they?
Eric Godard will be in the lineup tonight. He will glower menacingly at the Islanders bench, but then his glare will soften into a smile, and he will utter words more painful than a fist to the chops could ever be.