The first meeting of Team USA hockey at the Winter Olympics is going to be a very interesting get-together with the way things have gone in recent weeks.
First, it was future American teammates Dustin Brown and Ryan Kesler dropping the gloves a couple of weeks ago in a hotly contested Los Angeles Kings-Vancouver Canucks game. On Saturday night in Detroit, there was almost another scrap between two of the American goaltenders for the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard almost dropped the gloves Saturday night. The confrontation started when Howard was bowled over in his crease. After the ensuing whistle, the goaltender was in the middle of a scrum behind the net. Howard’s actions didn’t sit well with Quick. During the next TV timeout, Quick skated by Howard at center ice and purposely bumped into Howard. The two had words before others got involved.
Howard joked about the interaction following the Red Wings’ 3-2 shootout win.
“We were just discussing what we were going to do over in Sochi together, who we were going to bring” Howard said, according to MLive.com. “I told him I was bringing my parents and my sister and I asked him who he was bringing, so it was a good discussion.”
See everything unfold in the video below.