The subject was Tuomo Ruutu's style of play and how the Carolina Hurricanes forward appears to get under the skin of so many opposing players.

"Do I?" he said, flashing a big smile.

Ruutu apparently did with Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa on Thursday. When Ruutu scored late in the second period, on a tip of a Bryan Allen shot, Bieksa knocked him down with a cross-check in the back.