PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins’ Arron Asham has issued an apology for his actions following a fight with the Washington Capitals’ Jay Beagle during their game at CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday night.
The Penguins lost the game 3-2 when the Caps’ Dennis Wideman scored a power play goal in overtime, but the third period fight between Asham and Beagle has stirred some controversy.
Asham called himself “classless” for rubbing it in.
The Penguins forward dropped Beagle with two punches, sending Beagle face-first onto the ice.
On his way to the penalty box, Asham spread his arms out, palms down, and followed it up by placing his hands on the side of his head to imitate someone sleeping.
Beagle’s face was bloodied and he had to be helped off the ice.
After the game, Asham said the ending of the fight was “unfortunate” and his behavior “uncalled for.”
Meanwhile, the Caps’ Alex Ovechkin said Asham was “not respectful” for going toe-to-toe with an inexperienced fighter.