Pavel Buchnevich told Larry Brooks that his fight with Kris Versteeg started after Buchnevich was slashed and the two agreed to drop the gloves. (NY Post)
In the initial moments of the fight Buchnevich stepped on a stick and slipped onto the ice, causing the refs to step in.
Buchnevich said that the encounter was "no big deal." (NY Post)
Henrik Lundqvist said that he was impressed with how Buchnevich handled the situation and added, "he's a great guy, and the guys really appreciate what he does here. He works hard, has a great attitude and something like that just adds to it." (NY Post)
Alain Vigneault said Monday, "you need to stand up for yourself and be accounted for and that is what Pavel was doing there and it shows that there is a lot of heart there and something to work with."