Brendan Smith doesn't fight Zdeno Chara
Brendan Smith doesn't fight Zdeno Chara, and is still alive. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The Almost Fights

There's been only one set of fighting majors so far this postseason. Brandon Prust fought Radko Gudas on the 18th. They almost fought again yesterday, picking up matching roughings in the second period.

That's the theme so far: games are heating up, but only so much. Or, sometimes to the point of pure stupidity. The San Jose Sharks laid a scoreboard beating on the Los Angeles Kings last night. The Kings didn't send a message as much as just parading to the penalty box from foolish plays.

An almost-fight is getting a fair amount of attention. "Little" 6' 1" Brendan Smith was yapping with 6' 9" Zdeno Chara at the end of the second period in yesterday's Detroit Red Wings-Boston Bruins game. Chara was literally laughing him off, and it made for a great highlight afterwards.

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