June 9 (UPI) -- NHL superstar Sidney Crosby and Nashville Predators defender P.K. Subban continued their feud Thursday when Crosby bounced Subban's head into the ice.
The altercation happened in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals, which the Pittsburgh Penguins dominated with a 6-0 score.
Near the end of the first period, Subban was skating behind his own net. Crosby came up for a huge check. He eventually got Subban to the ground. Crosby then got on top of Subban and used his right hand, and eventually left glove, to repeatedly push Subban's head into the ice. Both players were given minor holding penalties.
The Penguins held a 3-0 lead following the first period of play.
"I don't understand it. I really don't understand the call," Predators coach Peter Laviolette told reporters after the game, via the Los Angeles Times. "I saw my guy get his head cross-checked into the ice 10 times. I don't even know what he did, P.K. I'm not sure. I disagree with the call."
Crosby was also spotted chucking a water bottle onto the ice while he was on the bench during the game.
The feud between the two All-Stars began following Game 2, when Crosby told Subban he had bad breath, according to Subban.
"He told me my breath smelled, but I don't know, I used Listerine before the game so I don't know what he's talking about," Subban told NBC in a postgame interview, according to the Tennessean.
Crosby denies the trash talk.
"Yeah, he made that up. I didn't say that," Crosby told reporters, according to ESPN.
Subban showed up Monday to Game 4 holding an entire bag of mouthwash.
Subban has two assists and 13 penalty minutes in the series, while Crosby has a goal, a series-high six assists, and six penalty minutes for the defending champions.