Orpik and Martin had virtually identical responses when I relayed that Malkin appeared to be in a bad mood here.

“The Bully?” Orpik asked.

“The Bully!” Martin exclaimed with delight. “That’s what we call him back in Pittsburgh when he’s like that.”

“He hates it,” Orpik added with even greater delight. “To be honest, back in Pittsburgh, we love when Geno’s ‘The Bully’ because nobody can stop him. I’d rather not face that version. At the same time …”

Yeah. Here’s betting No. 11 in red will hear it a time or two. And see red, too.

- Kovacevic: U.S. won’t hold back vs. ‘Bully’

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