Friday, February 2, 2007

Six fights in six different games

Thursday night had quite a few hockey fights which made me happy. There were six in total and they all happened in different games. First there was the Devils' David Hale and the Flyers' Ben Eager going at it with Eager getting the decision in that fight.

Then there was two surprise fighters going at it in the Bruins-Sabres game. The Bruins have been playing bad and haven't been showing any kind of team-play (sticking up for each other) and in this second game in a few days against the Buffalo Sabres, Bruins' fans were waiting to see what they would show tonight. They came out hitting and playing with intensity and in the second period a spirited bout took place. Bruins' Brad Boyes got into a fight with Sabres' Toni Lydman and Boyes bloodied Lydman pretty good. It was good to see some Bruin player stand up and beat the crap out of someone. See video below of this fight.

In the Predators-Coyotes game, Hordichuk and Laraque had a fast paced fight with both guys throwing wild punches. I gave the decision to Laraque in that fight. In the Lightning-Hurricanes game, Andre Roy and Tim Gleason dropped the gloves but not much happened in that fight. In the Canadiens-Penguins game Colby Armstrong absolutely decked Canadiens Captain Saku Koivu with a clean check and Sheldon Souray went right after him. Not much of a fight but good to see a player stand up for his Captain. Souray got the instigator and a game misconduct for that. View the video of the fight below.

The last fight of the night was between Sharks' Doug Murray and Stars' Krys Barch. This was a good spirited bout which started because Murray and Eric Lindros were roughing around before the fight and Murray challenged Lindros, but Barch flew right in at Murray and away they went.

Brad Boyes vs Toni Lydman

Sheldon Souray jumps Colby Armstrong

1 comment:

fightfan said...

What a hit by Armstrong on Koivu, that was sweet. And the Boyes-Lydman fight was awesome, I never expected Boyes to drop the gloves. He's been pretty bad this year, but that's one way to try and get things going with your game.