Hey leafs2006 the fight was the period after the hit, so he did not have to pick himself up and fight despite being hurt. He lost the fight he went and picked., no shock he went becasue it was little Nick Foligno and he thought he would win.
In other news NHLPA poll voted Dion the most overrated player in the NHL. Thats as voted by his peers.
This isn't the best replay that is available out there. For anyone who watched the game you would have seen Phaneuf fell on two sticks at the beginning. It was a good job by him to battle back after some bad luck!