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Anderson calls Subban celebration ‘unnecessary’

P.K. Subban

Montreal Canadiens’ Brian Gionta (21), Travis Moen (32), Lars Eller (81) and David Desharnais (51) take to the ice to congratulate P.K. Subban (76) on his overtime goal against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario. Montreal won 5-4. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)


Craig Anderson didn’t like PK Subban’s celebration last night, everyone has to argue about it, apparently.

In case you missed it, here’s the celebration:

Per the Ottawa Citizen, here’s what Anderson had to say about it:

“I think you hit the key word there -- it was unnecessary.

“I didn’t see us, when we scored our overtime goal (in a 4-3 win on Jan. 4 in Montreal), we didn’t skate around throwing our jersey up in the air like that.

“It’s one of those things where it’s his character, that’s the way he is, we all know about it.

“But it should make us all angry here that we don’t want that to happen again so we’ve got to win the games.”

Anyway, this kind of thing comes up from time to time in the NHL (see: Nail Yakupov). At the end of the day, some people enjoy demonstrative celebrations, while others prefer a more reserved approach.