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.

Continue reading: The Almost Fights

Last 5 Hockey Fights (NHL)

Photo Gallery
John Scott

Realignment: The New Atlantic

NHL realignment has left some old rivalries in tact and created a few new ones. Here's a look at the Atlantic Division, home of the most heavyweights in the NHL.
The top 25 NHL fights from this season based on your votes. Have your say on the top bouts of the year.

More Quick Hits

Brian McGrattan’s Top Five

Brian McGrattan gave me his picks for the top five fighters in the NHL. 18 Comments

Isles Continue Rough Rookie Parade

Justin Johnson floored big John Scott in his first NHL fight. The Isles and Sabres had three fights on the final day of the season. 0 Comments

The Brett Gallant Show

Brett Gallant has been exciting in the AHL for years. Gallant finally got his shot in the NHL last night and made the most of it, dropping Matt Kassian.

Matt Carkner’s Busy Week

New York Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner opened the season's final month with three fights in a week.

Ducks and Oilers Have Trio of Bouts in Tight Game

Edmonton and Anaheim fought three times in the second period in a 4-2 Oilers win. Patrick Maroon fought twice within an eight-minute game span. 1 Comment

Follow

 

Today's Games - Apr 24, 2014

Latest Fight Videos Added

Mitchell Moroz vs Jacob Doty

Edmonton Oil Kings at Medicine Hat Tigers, Apr 23, 2014

Corey Perry vs Antoine Roussel

Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars, Apr 23, 2014

Ryan O'Byrne vs Vladimir Malenkikh

HC Lev Praha at Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Apr 20, 2014

Justin Auger vs Michael Curtis

Guelph Storm at Erie Otters, Apr 21, 2014

Ben Thomson vs Hunter Smith

North Bay Battalion at Oshawa Generals, Apr 20, 2014