Sean Avery put a lick on the Oilers’ Colin Fraser in the Rangers 8-2 victory this afternoon. In the aftermath, Fraser’s teammate Ladislav Smid politely inquired if Avery would like to engage in fisticuffs. Avery declined. Then waited for Ladislav to lower his guard and threw what the Oilers’ called a sucker punch.
Stars vs. Kings had 4 fights! But it was the second fight that I liked best. As soon as the puck dropped on a faceoff mid-way through the second period, Stars’ Brandon Segal and Kings’ Kyle Clifford dropped the gloves to settle an earlier score from in front of the net.
The fight itself doesn’t win any awards for how long it carries on. In fact, it only lasts one good punch, but both players were going all out against one another, you could just sense the fury and Clifford ultimately drops Segal to the ice after he stumbles.
Those who paid the price of admission to watch the Boston Bruins take on the Pittsburgh Penguins last night at the Consol Energy Center sure got their money’s worth.
They were not only treated to a high scoring affair, but they also witnessed not one, not two, but three great fights between these two teams that apparently do not like each other all that much.
The night full of fights began with a bout between Shawn Thornton and Eric Godard.
This fight appeared to be a mismatch of epic proportions. During Sunday night’s game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks, the Oilers’ Zack Stortini had a moment of bravery and decided to challenge the Blackhawks’ John Scott to a fight. Big mistake!
Standing at an imposing 6’8, 258-pounds, Scott had 4-inches and 43 pounds on his opponent and he made the most of it, pummeling the smaller Stortini in this edition of the Jagger Mafia “Hockey Fight of the Night.”
Any enforcer will tell you that the most difficult opponent to defend yourself against is the one that can throw a devastating haymaker with both his left and his right hand. Unfortunately for the Flames’ Tim Jackman, he found himself up against someone who was capable of doing just that in the Avs’ David Liffiton.
These two combatants dropped the gloves only minutes into their game last night and treated us to a bout that was an easy pick for the Jagger Mafia “Hockey Fight of the Night”…
Last night in Calgary, two more unlikely combatants squared off as the Oliers’ Sam Gagner took on the Flames’ Olli Jokinen immediately following a Jay Bouwmeester goal near the end of the first period. And believe me when I tell you that this bout is not our “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” simply because it features two players that are known more for their goalscoring abilities than their knack for fighting.
Following a knockout loss at the hands of Deryk Engelland in his last bout, the Leafs’ Colton Orr was looking to bounce back last night, but he wasn’t making things any easier on himself as he took on Rangers’ tough guy Derek Boogaard. Thankfully, he would survive this one long enough to go the distance.
It was a battle between two of the NHL’s most feared enforcers, and it certainly did not disappoint as both men got in some big bombs.
Canuck’s Rick Rypien was trying to drop the gloves with the Wild’s Brad Staubitz, but was broken away by the linesmen and found himself being taken taken to the dressing room.
Dude is fired up, beating faces in just to get three or four minutes on the fourth line, and what happens? A little Wild fan starts talking shit to him on the way in and that’s when Rypien grabs him, and then Gary Bettman gets involved.
After knocking out Colton Orr in his last bout, Deryk Engelland made a name for himself in the world of NHL enforcers. And now that the word was out on the Penguins enforcer, it was only a matter of time before the rest of the NHL’s tough guys began lining up to get their shot at him.
The next player in line was Chris Neil, and he was hoping to fair better than Orr did one week earlier. The Sens bruiser was able to do just that, and although it is difficult to pick a winner in this battle, their constant exchange of blows makes them an easy pick for the latest Jagger Mafia “Fight of the Night”…
This one will take you back to Saturday, where there was yet another goal scorer who wanted to prove that putting the puck in the net isn’t all his hands are good for.
Last weekend we witnessed the likes of Pavel Datsyuk, Corey Perry, Ilya Kovalchuk and Mike Green drop the gloves and throw some bombs.
This time around it was the Avalanche’s Chris Stewart who was looking to add a few more penalty minutes to his season stat line which already includes 3 goals and 2 assists.
As for his opponent, that would be the Islanders’ Zenon Konopka…
With only two games on yesterday’s NHL schedule, and only one fight breaking out over the course of that 120+ minutes, there was not much of a decision for the “Hockey Fight of the Night.”
But that didn’t turn out to be much of a problem as the only fight of the night did provide some entertainment as the Detroit Red Wings’ Doug Janik took several punches to the face courtesy of the Colorado Avalanche’s Cody McLeod…