Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf dubbed Princess Phaneuf by Sabres’ John Scott

John Scott was fighting mad but with nobody to scrap, the Buffalo Sabres thug used his tough talk instead.

Incensed at having been ejected from Saturday’s game during an animated third-period skirmish that involved multiple players, including Toronto defenceman Dion Phaneuf, Scott lashed out at the Maple Leafs captain.

“All of a sudden I’m not allowed to hit him anymore,” Scott said, according to Buffalo radio station WGR. “He’s Princess Phaneuf. It’s a joke.”

Scott was ejected along with Frazer McLaren of the Leafs at 5:34 of the third after a series of near scraps began when Phaneuf narrowly missed being levelled by Scott in the open ice.

Phaneuf said afterward that he slipped, but Scott was accosted by Leafs tough guys Colton Orr and McLaren after the play.