Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton left today’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after a fight with Jarome Iginla. Horton, who has a history of concussions, looked to be favoring his hand when he left the ice.
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Posted by Justin Bourne under Fights on Mar 18, 2013
Matt Hendricks was not a popular Washington Capital on Saturday, and Adam McQuaid was at the top of the list of people who wanted to tear a strip off him.
Two names you least expect to hear involved in a fight did just that in today’s game between the Capitals and Bruins, as Brad Marchand and Mike Ribeiro dropped the gloves at the end of the second period.
For Ribeiro, it was surprisingly the first fight in his 13 year career.
Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo, who was on the other end of a hit last week, taking a cross check to the face by Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, absolutely rocked Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk with a legal looking hit in Saturday’s game in Boston.
Posted by Justin Bourne under Fights on Jan 28, 2013
UPDATE: Landeskog has returned to the bench for the 2nd period.
The Sharks are playing a rare day game at home today against the Colorado Avalanche, and so far, the game has been full of action.
On the plus side, Patrick Marleau became the first player in 95 years to score multiple goals in four straight games to start a season. (first player to achieve this since Cy Denneny in 1917-18) On the negative side, Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog was sent flying after a huge hit from the Sharks’ Brad Stuart.
Posted by Cam Charron under Editorial, Fights, Rant on Jan 25, 2013
Whenever there’s a fight in a hockey game, invariably one of three things will happen:
1 – The player who won the fight sees his team score in the next five minutes
At this point, the goal is credited to the fighter, who did a sufficient job rallying his troops with his fists, bringing his scorers to life, and pumping them with the necessary amount of confidence to get the goal.
2 – The player who lost the fight sees his team score in the next five minutes
Now the broadcasters are crediting the lost fighter with the goal. You see, they saw their teammate sacrifice his face for them. That’s, really, what got the team going. They felt like they just couldn’t lose it for their teammate after he’d put himself in harm’s way for the team.
3 – Nothing, in which case the matter is forgotten about completely
A broadcast will completely forget about a fight if it fails to have any impact on the game. This happens in most cases after a scrap, but are consistently ignored when a commentator tries to make the illogical link between fighting and wins.