Downie showed some spunk there, though the hearing aid was knocked out of his ear. The Caps leave with a nice road W but it was great to see TB pack the arena with a sellout crowd. Hockey is back on terra firma in Tampa Bay.
A spirited one...
Fair(ish) on the technicals but good intensity.
Couldn't help notice their momentary back and forth with their rights,
their timing was a wee bit off with their counter punches.
Guys like Deryk Engelland would have been licking his chops if any of his opponent did this. There is a science to the counter punch but not many know how to use it...
Gave it a Draw and a generous 7.
a wild, little awkward affair. though the energy was a-poppin'. i was hoping the bolt would get uglied by mad men, but i have to go with a draw and a 6. never seen so much simultaneous throwing and ducking before. ever see that seinfeld episode where george and jerry start swinging at each other and covering their mugs sitting at the table in monk's? 'not the face, not the face!' thats the first thing i thought of. all told, a good scrap.
Exchange of rights, Hendricks seemed to have the fight in hand early, but the resurgent Downie clears off his own helmet, then Hendricks and gets back into the scrap. It is a see-saw fight with rights and uppercuts by each man.
Draw, perhaps slight edge to Downie but too close for a clear win.