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Watch: Sidney Crosby, Dion Phaneuf get into tussle near goal in a game Wednesday night.

By SI Wire
December 30, 2015

In Wednesday night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins, a tussle broke out around Jonathan Bernier with less than a minute to go in the first period. 

The Penguins were doing a solid job controlling the puck, which left the exhausted Leafs unable to exit the zone. 

In an attempt to break up a play, Dion Phaneuf took down Sidney Crosby behind the net. The two got in the shoving match of the night.

While no gloves were dropped, they managed to knock each other a few times with sticks and fists before Phaneuf’s size took over. Crosby ended up on the bottom of a dog pile as the whistle blew.

The two ended with matching penalties and Crosby walking down the tunnel. 

-- Cait Platt

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