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1,003-point Sid has no love for Anthony Mantha

When Detroit's Anthony Mantha bumped Sidney Crosby into the boards it was enough to set the Pittsburgh Penguins captain off. The two exchanged rough slashes that put them both in the penalty box.

Forwards exchange slashes in rough game between Penguins, Red Wings

Hip check: Sidney Crosby & Anthony Mantha exchange pleasantries

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Even with a goal and more than 1,000 career points to his name, Sidney Crosby was not in a good mood Sunday afternoon when the Detroit Red Wings came to town.

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain took exception to Anthony Mantha's bump and took out his frustration with his stick.

The now-classic matchup had fans taking sides online.

Whether or not Crosby's slash was warranted, the Red Wings would go on to earn a decisive 5-2 victory.

Crosby was honoured Sunday afternoon prior to the game with a gold-plated stick and a pre-game ceremony for earning his 1,000th career point on Feb. 16.

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