The Canadiens beat the Blue Jackets tonight 5-3 in the only game of the evening and the first game of George Laraque’s suspension.
“I really don’t think he’s a dirty player whatsoever,” Kronwall said. “I think he’s one of those guys that has a really good reputation and plays hard. I think this was just more of an accident, and he got a few games’ suspension. It’s fair. It’s in the range of what I thought he would get.”
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Byron Bitz vs Barret Jackman Nov 23, 2009
Jared Boll vs Donald Brashear Nov 23, 2009
Michael Rupp vs Bryan Allen Nov 23, 2009
Jared Boll vs Aaron Voros Nov 23, 2009
Ben Eager vs Rick Rypien Nov 22, 2009
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Just a few minutes into the game Jeff Finger and Jesse Winchester got things started. Some bumping after a whistle and the gloves were off. Winchester had a big hit on Jamal Mayers earlier that might have sparked that one.
After being down 2-1 in the second period Ottawa scored two goals in just over three minutes to take the lead. The held on to win 3-2.
In other action:
- Aaron Voros bloodied Matt Bradley, but Bradley wound up scoring the game winner for the Caps.
- There were two fights in the Flames-Avs game. Brandon Prust picked up his 8th major against Chris Stewart.
So long Shanny
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Luke Schenn vs Chris Neil Nov 17, 2009
Colton Orr vs Matt Carkner Nov 17, 2009
Jeff Finger vs Jesse Winchester Nov 17, 2009
Matt Bradley vs Aaron Voros Nov 17, 2009
Matt Walker vs Paul Bissonnette Nov 16, 2009
Wayne Simmonds vs Kenndal McArdle Nov 16, 2009
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Jason Strudwick vs Tom Sestito Nov 16, 2009
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A decently busy night for fighting (yes, Saturday Night… but that joke’s past). Eight fights in twelve games overall.
Brian McGrattan and Colton Orr got things started early in the Hockey Night in Canada game. Orr landed some heavy shots, leaving McGrattan to clean himself up in the box. These two have now had a handful of great fights in the NHL.
Brandon Prust and Jamal Mayers dropped the gloves off of the next faceoff. It was Prust’s second night in a row with a fight. He had a great scrap with Adam Mair Friday night. Olli Jokinen and Francois Beauchemin had a quick fight later in the game.
A couple of other notables:
- Cam Janssen continued a very solid season with a solid showing against Brad Staubitz. It was fight number five for Janssen.
- Rick Rypien also picked up his fifth major last night. He fought Cody McLeod, who’s been wearing a visor due to injury.
Rick Rypien vs Cody McLeod Nov 14, 2009 x2
Brad Staubitz vs Cam Janssen Nov 14, 2009
Krys Barch vs Paul Bissonnette Nov 14, 2009
Brandon Prust vs Jamal Mayers Nov 14, 2009
Brian McGrattan vs Colton Orr Nov 14, 2009
Olli Jokinen vs Francois Beauchemin Nov 14, 2009
Raitis Ivanans vs Zenon Konopka Nov 14, 2009
Byron Bitz vs Deryk Engelland Nov 14, 2009
Luke Schenn vs Troy Brouwer Nov 13, 2009
Raitis Ivanans vs Chris Thorburn Nov 13, 2009
Brad Richardson vs Jim Slater Nov 13, 2009
Dion Phaneuf vs Paul Gaustad Nov 13, 2009
Brandon Prust vs Adam Mair Nov 13, 2009
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The Detroit Red Wings currently have five fighting majors, a pace to far surpass last season’s total of 11. The reason for that is Brad May. May has all five of the Wings majors and even though he’ll be 38-years old by the end of the month, he’s still playing the same style of game he has since entering the NHL.
May fought soon-to-be-cult-fave Rick Rypien last night. It was an open fight that favored the younger Rypien, but it had the Detroit crowd roaring.
It’s the second night in a row May dropped the gloves. He took on Jared Boll Wednesday. Fighting back-to-back nights isn’t easy at any age, let alone 37. May is clearly still willing to do whatever it takes to help his team.
Donald Brashear played in his 1000th NHL game last night. He marked the occassion by fighting Eric Boulton. It was a long, slow-paced tussle. Zach Bogosian and Ryan Callahan had a quicker scrap later in the game.
Carkner keeps the lead
Krys Barch vs Brad Staubitz Nov 12, 2009 x2
Jay Leach vs Paul Bissonnette Nov 12, 2009
Rick Rypien vs Brad May Nov 12, 2009
Zach Bogosian vs Ryan Callahan Nov 12, 2009
Eric Boulton vs Donald Brashear Nov 12, 2009
Matt Carkner vs Ian Laperriere Nov 12, 2009
Bryan Allen vs Shawn Thornton Nov 12, 2009 x2
Cody McLeod vs Colin Fraser Nov 11, 2009
Matt Hendricks vs Colin Fraser Nov 11, 2009
Brad May vs Jared Boll Nov 11, 2009
The St Louis Blues routed the Vancouver Canucks 6-1 last night. Four goals were scored in the opening 7:36. The only fight the Canucks had in them was literally fighting, leading to four fights in the game.
The action started early. After Andy McDonald scored 18 seconds into the game, Kevin Bieksa was challenging BJ Crombeen. By the 34 second mark the gloves were off and Bieksa was getting the upperhand, trying to kick-start the Canucks. It didn’t take and down by four in the second Tanner Glass had a good scrap with Cam Janssen. The hometown crowd was happy with the outcome of that fight and that wouldn’t change for the rest of the game.
Mid-way through the second Bieksa and Crombeen decided to go for round 2. With a little under five minutes left, Darcy Hordichuk challenged Janssen to cap off the night of fights. Hordi picked up an instigator earning him a game misconduct instead of a regular misconduct, plus an automatic one-game suspension and a fine for Alain Vigneault, the Canucks head coach. The NHL could rescind the extra disciplinary actions, but outside of timing (the shift starting before the 5-minutes left cut-off), there’s little reason to believe the league would.
Darcy Hordichuk vs Cam Janssen Nov 10, 2009
Kevin Bieksa vs B.J. Crombeen Round 2 Nov 10, 2009
Tanner Glass vs Cam Janssen Nov 10, 2009
Kevin Bieksa vs B.J. Crombeen Round 1 Nov 10, 2009
Eric Nystrom vs Ryan White Nov 10, 2009
Adam Pardy vs Travis Moen Nov 10, 2009
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Cam Janssen and Arron Asham dropped the gloves for the fifth time in the NHL yesterday. Like the other four, it was a good one and had the crowd roaring early in the game. Philly wound up coming out on top, 2-1, in a shootout.
Added video from first fight to make sure we’ve got them covered in the logs:
Arron Asham vs Cam Janssen Feb 11, 2006 x2
Arron Asham vs Cam Janssen Nov 2, 2006
Cam Janssen vs Arron Asham Feb 17, 2007
Arron Asham vs Cam Janssen Jan 31, 2009
Shelley had a quick fight against Jay McKee earlier in the third period.
Andrew Peters vs Matt Carkner Nov 7, 2009
Eric Godard vs Jody Shelley Nov 7, 2009
Jay McKee vs Jody Shelley Nov 7, 2009
Michael Rupp vs Brad Staubitz Nov 7, 2009
Jochen Hecht vs Mark Stuart Nov 7, 2009
Paul Gaustad vs Shawn Thornton Nov 7, 2009
Cam Janssen vs Arron Asham Nov 7, 2009
Kenndal McArdle vs Matt Bradley Nov 7, 2009
Steve Montador vs Shawn Thornton Nov 7, 2009
Colin Fraser vs Matt Hendricks Nov 6, 2009
Tim Jackman vs David Clarkson Nov 6, 2009
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A relatively slow week so far. Jared Boll was busy last night though. Two fights for the Blue Jacket in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Sharks. Boll handled Kent Huskins easily in the first period. I’m sure Boll had this on his mind before the game. Brad Staubitz went after Boll in the second period. The two grappled for quite a while before being broken up.
Brad Staubitz vs Jared Boll Nov 4, 2009
Kent Huskins vs Jared Boll Nov 4, 2009
Chris Clark vs Rod Pelley Nov 4, 2009
Ian Laperriere vs Rick Rypien Dec 2, 2006
Dane Byers vs Tanner Glass Nov 3, 2009
Lukas Krajicek vs Niklas Hagman Nov 3, 2009
Raitis Ivanans vs Paul Bissonnette Nov 2, 2009
Jean-Francois Jacques vs Andy Sutton Nov 2, 2009
Zenon Konopka vs Arron Asham Nov 2, 2009
Sidney Crosby is starting to make this a habit. For the third season in a row Crosby has dropped the gloves. He was battling around the net with Marek Zidlicky before the two exchanged slashes, prompting the gloves to come off. Zidlicky’s fought with about the same frequency as Crosby the past few seasons. Sid had Zidlicky’s jersey up pretty fast, getting in a few punches as the linesmen wasted no time breaking it up.
The Coyotes and Ducks are probably in the opposite spots most expected in the standings. Last night’s game between these two teams in Phoenix was played hard and chippy all the way through. James Wisniewski laid a monster, if not questionable hit on Shane Doan in the first period. Doan had a little trouble getting back to the bench and Keith Yandle stepped up for his teammate. Just a minute into the second period, presumably with his head clearer, Doan took on Wisniewski himself. Heavyweights George Parros and Paul Bissonnette also had a scrap in the first.
May’s status unknown
Brad May was high-sticked while on the bench last night. He remained in Calgary for observation, but is scheduled to fly home today. There’s no date for his return, but good to know it’s not serious. The Wings are a pretty tough watch without him.
James Wisniewski vs Shane Doan Oct 31, 2009
George Parros vs Paul Bissonnette Oct 31, 2009
James Wisniewski vs Keith Yandle Oct 31, 2009
Marek Zidlicky vs Sidney Crosby Oct 31, 2009
Craig Rivet vs Andy Sutton Oct 31, 2009
Steve Montador vs Tim Jackman Oct 31, 2009
Bryce Salvador vs Steve Downie Oct 31, 2009
Tim Conboy vs Daniel Carcillo Oct 31, 2009
Tom Kostopoulos vs Arron Asham Oct 31, 2009
Jay Harrison vs Ian Laperriere Oct 31, 2009
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