By the time the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals rolled around and the Detroit Red Wings found themselves in a second straight matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, star forward Sidney Crosby had gained a reputation for being a bit of a whiner as well as having a tendency to try and draw penalties.
That act was fully on display during Game 4. Forward Kirk Maltby‘s stick makes contact with Crosby’s lower body with about enough force to maybe cause a toddler to take a step forward. Instead, it was as if there was a sniper in the rafters:
Maltby’s reaction on the bench to Crosby’s antics say it all!