In the waning minutes of the Montreal Canadiens' 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Brandon Prust clearly lost his cool. He started a fight with Braydon Coburn after running Ben Bishop behind the net, then threw an elbow pad at the Lightning bench while taunting them.
In his post game scrum, Prust went a step further, and ripped referee Brad Watson:
Prust just said Watson called him every name in book for disputing the call. Then gave him the extra 2. Prust said Watson tries to play GD— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) May 4, 2015
Prust said he responded to Watson ' s insults "yeah ok, yeah ok, yeah ok" then gave him the extra 2.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) May 4, 2015
Prust absolutely tee'd off on Watson in the room. He thought the call was soft. Said Watson called him Mother-Fffer and a piece of s×××— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) May 4, 2015
Prust said Watson called him a coward too— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) May 4, 2015
Full quote from Bruce Arthur:
If Prust is being truthful, Brad Watson is quite the joke, but even if it's all true, Prust is clearly facing at the least a huge fine, and probably a suspension.
Update: Kerry Fraser says Prust is unlikely to get a suspension, but a fine is in the cards.
@AndrewBerkshire They won't suspend Prust. Fine perhaps, forced investigation-YES!— Kerry Fraser (@kfraserthecall) May 4, 2015