“I called him short, he didn’t like that too much,” Subban told Sportsnet’s Kyle Bukauskas.
Subban provoked Gallagher into taking an extra penalty during a brawl in the third period of Wednesday’s game.
Subban and Gallagher were each assessed a two-minute minor for roughing on the play, and Gallagher was given a minor for unsportsmanlike conduct.
“When I was talking to him I was just kind of looking over his head and I didn’t think he’d like that too much. So I took the face wash, sometimes you’ve got to take it. Fortunately he got the extra minutes so that’s why I was smiling.”
You can watch the brawl below: