Wow, as far as I remember James Mirtle was always backing up his fellow Canadian comrade :
I'm tied up in the newsroom due to the Canada-Russia festivities at the world juniors, but George Richards of the Miami Herald and Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports have more.
For what it's worth, I agree with Nick Boynton: "That was just embarrassing. I can understand a little bit what he was trying to do, but that's a not a very professional move. You ask a guy to fight. You don't jump a guy when his head is down taking a face off. That's pretty immature and childish."
UPDATE This is sort of the night for weird fights, as Alexander Semin took a turn "playing the bongos" on Marc Staal in the Caps star's first NHL fight.