Alexei Ponikarovsky – Evgeni Malkin – Ruslan Fedotenko
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Pascal Dupuis
Mike Rupp – Max Talbot – Craig Adams
Sergei Gonchar – Mark Eaton
Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Jordan Leopold – Alex Goligoski
"He's got no respect for the players," said Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier. "Matt Cooke, he's been doing that for a long time."
"He knew exactly what he was doing when he came with his shoulder," Lecavalier stated. "He knew exactly that he was going to hit his head and that's how guys get hurt."
"There are certain players in this league, that you tend to see on the highlights with hits like that," said St. Louis. "I don't think it's a coincidence that it was given by Matt Cooke. He's a hard working player, I don't want to take anything away from the way he plays the game but I think that there are times when guys are vulnerable and he still follows through. If that hit is not a suspension, I don't know what is."