Karl Alzner Says He Didn't Call Milan Lucic A Crybaby

The playoff series between the Capitals and Bruins exploded into mayhem in Game 3 on Monday night. Hilarious, entertaining mayhem. Nicklas Backstrom (of all people) was suspended, but his cross-check in the waning seconds of the game was preceded by a whole bunch of stuff that flared up throughout the game.

One of those things? Karl Alzner doing this:

Karl-alzner-crybaby_medium

Milan Lucic wasn't happy about that, and it just added fuel to the fire between these two teams in Game 3. However, before Game 4, Alzner told the media that he didn't mean to imply that Lucic is a crybaby. Yeah.

"This is a good time to explain; my actions weren't calling him a baby. We all know he's one of the toughest guys in the league. It was more just a lot of guys complaining about calls out there, and there's nothing we can do about the calls once they're made."

It's actually an understandable point Alzner makes. He was caught up in the heat of the moment and he did something funny. It's just particularly funny because of this old tweet Alzner sent out in March:

He explained that one on Wednesday as well, telling the Washington Times:

"It's funny because I made a comment on Twitter a while ago about saying if we fought, I'd obviously win, haha. Haha being the sarcasm."

Karl Alzner said that. He spoke the words "haha being the sarcasm." Like, in an interview. This dude can never change. He is incredible.

GIF via our friends at Russian Machine Never Breaks

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.