January 23, 2012
1st Period - 19:39
2011-2012 Regular Season
Voting Results
Brad Stuart 5.4% (7 votes)
Chris Stewart 90.8% (118 votes)
Draw 3.8% (5 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by konneker143 on January 24, 2012 at 09:41 AM

I don't think he meant to, but that was clearly a shoulder to the head. All of you that says Petrangelo's head was down are blind. Yes he looked down, but you can absolutely see he raised it up prior to Stuart's shoulder hitting him in the head. I totally support Stewart going after him. You can not allow other teams to push you around. If you do cheap shots are going to abound. Detroit is notorious for getting away with a lot more then they should. Jimmy Howard should thank God every day for making him a goalie. He is as cheap of a player as their is out there. That guy is gonna hurt someone.

Posted by b_eazzzy on January 25, 2012 at 03:46 PM

stewart shouldve gotten an unsportsmanlike on top of the instigator.....fn bs that he's ffresh off the ice and basically jumps stuart who's been on for a minute plus

Posted by heffenator on January 24, 2012 at 11:36 AM

As far as I am concerned keep punching till the linesman gets hold of my arm.it is a fight after all.

Posted by Custombreaks on January 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Stewart reminds me of a one of those chicken shit Bruins, except St. Louis can't hide behind Quirky Campbells skirt.

Posted by Detroit_Caps on January 24, 2012 at 08:39 PM

Stewart Part A, Stuart Part B If your gonna take on a non-fighter, you gotta do a better job of taking him out and not letting him toss you to the ground and punch you at will FYI why the hell does McGuirre have a job. . .does any one (straight male) like him??

Posted by polo on January 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Stewart wins the fight. His Team lose's the game and gets their ass's handed back to them. Team goal is to win the game 1st. Stewart and his Blue's team loose the game but win a fight. Different goals for different teams. Back to focussing on winning Lord Stanley. Maybe someday the Blue's will figure that out.

Posted by NicHerman12 on January 24, 2012 at 01:37 PM

Stewert is a goon plain and simple hes a seasoned fighter with i believe 68 fights under his belt and I think Stuart has maybe 10 or 11. Stuart lays a beauty of a check to a player who gets caught with his head down. then Stewert fresh of the bench comes and challenges Stuart who was just coming in for a change after a great shift and Stewert basically rapes him. The fight would would have looked a lot different if Stuart would have had his jersey tied down. also all the punches after they went down classless.

Posted by Johnny Heff on January 24, 2012 at 02:27 AM

This just in; MLB is banning home runs next season. No one is allowed to hit them and if they do you get jumped by the catcher and suspended by Bud Selig. Recap; elbows were down, shoulder planted squarely into chest. No head shot. No injury. That hit was a thing of beauty to be ADMIRED by both sides. BS Stewy. C'mon Man! The whole "tuf guy stickin' up for my teammate reaction to clean hit s*** " has gotta stop. Stupid. See it all the time now. Get rid of it. Yeesh.

Posted by Bob N on January 23, 2012 at 09:20 PM

Stewart just wanted to be on hockeyfights.com and didn't realize he was playing a hockey game. Match up when you're both fresh, or both tired but don't instigate a fight that way. Stuart either got the last shot in or punched the ice.

Posted by nbecc1 on January 24, 2012 at 07:31 AM

Chris Stewart is another thug. clean hit by stuart and than gets jumped, game has changed

Posted by sn0cap2k4 on January 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Crap fight imo. Stuart was at the end of a physical shift, and Stewart who soley gets paid for this junk comes off the bench and corners Stuart along the boards. Props to the Winger for not backing down but he really had little shot to win that scrap from the start. Even though Stewart 'won' all he did was energize the opposing team and cost the Blues the game.

Posted by shrk33 on January 27, 2012 at 07:37 PM

Not much a fight. Easy win for Stewart. Thumbs down for going after Stuart at the end of a shift. Not a fan of that!

Posted by riffraff on January 24, 2012 at 09:39 AM

i dont care about either team but anyone who thinks that hit was illegal is a fuckn pussy. go watch baseball.

Posted by kimo_coyote on January 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Stewart win. What he did is crap. Period. He will be lucky if he doesn't get suspension for it.

Posted by antman119 on January 24, 2012 at 09:29 PM

i dont get why chris fought him. i dont think brad knew what was going on till chris had 6 punches in already. then brad finally realized what happened and got a punch in then threw chris down and tried to get a little pay back by punching him one more time when he was already down, which i think was totally clean considering chris's questionable actions

Posted by tattooedkingpin on January 24, 2012 at 02:00 PM

Another useless fight after a great, clean hit. i dont get it. Of course im biased because im a Wings fan, but it was a good, solid, clean hit by Brad. W Stewart

Posted by truby12 on January 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

@tleahey Are you high? Elbow is tucked in and there is only seperation between stuarts arm and body as he balances himself after the hit was completed. Stewart definitely kicked the crap out of him and I have no problem with him going after Stuart. ut having played hockey through jr's and on to university I would never have fought a guy when he's at the end of his shift when i'm coming off the bench. He should have waited until they both came on to start a shift and then challenged him.

Posted by GreatMurray on January 24, 2012 at 06:51 AM

Lets see is we can sort this out correctly. Red Wings are stinking up the place skating about 1/2 speed against Blues who were going full tilt with the lead. Brad Stuart makes a great hockey hit. Chris Stewart (68 fights in 6 years) comes straight off the bench to Brad Stuart (12 fights in 12 years) and beats him up. Chris gets a 2,5,10 to Brad's 5. The Red Wings catch fire and easily dominate the rest of the game. Chris Stewart DOES NOT GET THIRD STAR....way to go Chris. Read the rules guys...the tie down thing doesn't apply when you are jumped by another guy and he gets an instigator. Tie Downs are looked at closely for the goon types that are the teams assigned fighters. The ref's do have some leeway with the call. Also for you Blues homers...the hit was shoulder to chest...your man lowered his head at the last second...that was his problem (I don't even skate with my head down at stick and puck practice). Stuart's arm did not come up until after the hit.

Posted by mcweeny3 on January 24, 2012 at 09:25 AM

everyone man up, its hockey.

Posted by Behn Wilson on January 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM

This must have evolved, from a dispute over the correct spelling of the name Stewart. Stuart was having a great shift... at least, until, the other, Stewart, started beating the living crap out of him. The cheapness of Stuart's ''over-reactive, cheap-ass, ground punching'' seemed directly proportionate to his level of embarrassment from being absolutely whooped-on from the get-go. King the Wing, please.

Posted by nosyt612 on January 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I don't think the jersey tie down rule applies if there is an instigator penalty, which makes sense because guys could go around jumping star players and get them kicked out.

Posted by TommyGun29 on January 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Bullsh*t fight for a clean hit ... I would have kept punching after going down too. Shouldn't have to defend yourself because of a clean hit. Hell it wasn't even that big of a hit .... not like he was in the trolley tracks!

Posted by mudman55 on January 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Clean hit = fight. *sigh*. If Pietrangelo had his head up, they would have bounced off one another, no issues at all...It wasn't even that hard of a hit...

Posted by ISYSpanther on January 23, 2012 at 09:21 PM

I thought Brad Stuart deserved an additional penalty because his jersey appeared to not be tied down. Chris Stewart wins because I like the way his last name is spelled.

Posted by gongermuskegon on January 23, 2012 at 09:08 PM

In the battle of the "Stu" Wart got the better of Art, but going after a guy after a hit like that is just criminal. Art won the battle of the ice and his jersey won the fight in a 4

Posted by The DZA on January 24, 2012 at 07:37 AM

How good was Stewart/Stuart at the time of the fight. Gotta be careful there.

Posted by bluesrule08 on January 24, 2012 at 09:43 AM

that was a great hit by stuart. clean and well-timed. once again, i'm glad the blues player, in this case pietrangelo, is ok. i don't like seeing them get hit but it happens and i'm just glad he's not hurt. i appreciate stewart standing up for petro and i love seeing red wings players get their ass kicked as much as the next red wing hater. drawing the instigator penalty was not the smartest decision and it definitely woke up the wings. stewart won the fight, but all that matters is who wins the game. and i'm pissed the blues did not respond like the wings did after this fight.

Posted by bruins rule on January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

stewart gets the win in this fight.

Posted by tleahey on January 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

that reminded me of Sonny Corleone beating the crap out of his brother in law for beating his sister. The only thing he didn't hit him with was the bench or a trash can lid. No, that was NOT a clean hit..with elbows up...he should have drawn a penalty for that crap. Well, he did actually...a bumps and bruises penalty...worst ass whipping of the year. I am surprised he did'nt take the other guy's skate off and beat him over the head with it. Major domination of a biblical proportions.

Posted by Tikirog on January 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

seems that the Blues are so tired of being the Wings doormats that they have to result to goonery in order to win. why would you go after Stuart (who's hit was clean...see Stevens vs Lindros if you're not sure what a clean yet devastating hit looks like) who's never been known as a fighter. If Stewart had any hair on his sack he'd have challenged Abdelkader or Tuzz. Stewart wins...but loses in the fight with class category.

Posted by ChaalSe on January 25, 2012 at 01:16 AM

I really hope Bertuzzi of old comes and beats the crap out of Stewart the next time they meet. Seriously- stopping crying over a clean hit and don't take out a non-fighter

Posted by staceyb on January 24, 2012 at 05:26 AM

Stewart meet Stuart and the former kicks the latter's butt. Stewart didn't feel the one punch Stuart got in.

Posted by rowbearprobear on January 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Good stuff... No problem with either stew. CLEAN hit peeps. Stuart at the end of a long shift...

Posted by slavv on January 26, 2012 at 08:09 PM

Can you say "Demolition"?!? The only chance Brad had to even get close to getting a shot in was when the fight was over. This was a one-man barrage by Stewart...great work!!

Posted by kinga101 on January 24, 2012 at 01:00 PM

Another clean hit/instigator retaliation situation. Kudos for the ref to make the correct call unlike the Kelly/Schenn incident from Bruins/Flyers the other day. A perfect example of the preferential treatment the Bruins get. As for the fight, a dominating pounding by Stewart. Anytime a player challenges someone for a good hard clean hit the instigator/misconduct should be automatic regardless of whether the gloves are dropped simultaneously or not.

Posted by montrealSUCKS on January 24, 2012 at 10:40 AM

When will Detroit acquire a tough guy?? I'm sick of Red Wings being used as punching bags.

Posted by FightsOfHockey on January 24, 2012 at 03:07 AM

Easy victory for Chris Stewart. Hope the Wings would recall Exelby that guy has really turned into a enforcer in the AHL plus the guy is a reliable defenseman.

Posted by Johnkordic31 on January 23, 2012 at 09:14 PM

Eddie Shore old-time hockey

Posted by jojarms on January 23, 2012 at 09:30 PM

Even as a homer i thought the hit was pretty clean and don't understand Stewart's reaction. Maybe the forearm came out a little? It wasn't like the Elbow that Datysuk threw into Jackman back in December. That being said, i can't argue with a red wing getting skunked in a fight, Stewart kept firing and Stuart's effort wasn't good enough to keep the fight close. I am baffled as to how Stuart managed to not tie his jersey down and yet miss out on the penalty. I thought that was literally by the book either tied down and no penalty or not tied down and a penalty?

Posted by zflaxbeard on January 24, 2012 at 06:30 AM

I haven't seen all of the fight because of poor bandwidth where I'm at in the world but my question is about the first five seconds of the video. The hit against Pietrangelo, I've seen a few different things that it was a clean hit and it was a dirty hit. Explain to me why it was not a dirty hit? From what I saw (If they slow down the hit I haven't seen it), it sure looked like a high hit, shoulder to the head. If I recall they suspended Ian Cole for a similar hit last time Detroit and St. Louis played. Thanks for the input there. At least you can always look forward to tough, hard fought, good hockey within the Central Division.

Posted by Jordybats99 on December 31, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Stewart Was in control most of the fight. Brad Stuart got a couple good ones in once Chris was already down so. Winner Chris Stewart.

Posted by Jointman on January 24, 2012 at 03:50 AM

That cheap shot from Stuart just shows how big pus..he is.. well done Chris !! well done. !! bravoo. Pure domination by Ch.Stewart !

Posted by DARCY T on January 25, 2012 at 05:55 PM

great job by stewart.i hate brad stuart.i dont understand how he is still in the leaugue.he is useless and i love to see him get dominated by stewart.but why brad didnt receive game misconduct for not tying his jersey down?

Posted by grappler11 on January 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM

a clean hit? borderline, but if Jackman would have hit Datsyuk like that, Shanny would suspend him until 2014, Stewie then beats the crap out of Stuie, and of course in Det. tradition gets 10 extra minutes for no apparent reason

Posted by hughcares on January 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Great hit by Stuart. The other Stewart does what he is supposed to do. Thats hockey loverboys - if anyone has a problem with the hit ot what Stewart did go watch basketball. No problem with Stuart throwing some at Stewart on the ground, he just got dummied and wasn't happy about it, big f*cking deal Behn.

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Posted by Leo B on January 24, 2012 at 04:21 PM

Chris Stewart with a clear win...Brad answered the challenge but got hammered. Original hit was a good clean hit.

Posted by matthew.saito on January 27, 2012 at 04:55 PM

I know everyone complains about fights that come from clean hits, but if one of your top defense man gets hit like that you should make sure they know you have their back. Good job Chris always a good day when a Red Wing gets punched in the face!

Posted by gigrut on January 24, 2012 at 05:15 PM

obvious domination. obvious dirty elbow as usual by a red wings player. I give blues player hack when they do it too. Like Stewart's on Kronwall earlier in the year. But that was a dirty elbow and he deserved the beat down.

Posted by Double Nickels on January 29, 2012 at 02:29 AM

That's a mugging and the exact reason why guys like Orr need to be in the show.

Posted by CupInSTL on January 23, 2012 at 09:22 PM

Not a smart fight for Chris, but he definately tore up Brad. Go Blues!!

Posted by kingpintoo on January 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Ok, Ok, let's review the facts you whinny wing wonks. First of all, I'll use first names as you w.w.w.'s don't realize how Stuart is spelled. Second point, you goofballs all come to this website to look at hockey fights and bitch about how a fight happened over a clean hit. Whatever. I love a fight like this and so do you all, so s.t.f. up. Third, Chris (Stewart) skated over to Brad (whatever) and challenged him. Brad could have skated off, but he didn't. He dropped both gloves long before Chris and even threw a butterfly or two before he got pummeled. So all you loser w.w.w's, enjoy the ride and quit complaining, your boy threw down before he threw up.

Posted by jancik93 on October 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Stewart neuveritelne potrestal nebezpecny hit Stuarta na mladou hvezdu Blues Pietrangela. Okamzite jak se dostal na led sel si to s nim vyridit, pretahl Stuartovi dres pres hlavu a busil do nej co to dalo. Stuart nemel nejmensi sanci. V tehle bitce sli jasne na Stewartovi videt ty hodiny boxu.

Posted by heeheehee on January 24, 2012 at 06:45 PM


Posted by Kenney21 on January 24, 2012 at 09:31 AM

Complete domination by Chris Stewart after a questionable hit. Cowardly move by Stuart punching after the bout was over.

Posted by Bosoxshute on January 24, 2012 at 04:26 PM

Nice ass kicking by Chris Stewart

Posted by mnhsoccer on January 24, 2012 at 11:08 AM


Posted by geographiend on January 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Anyone beating the crap out of a Red Wings player is awesome. Stuart displays classic Red Wings cheapness throwing punches on the ground, pathetic.

Posted by linby7 on January 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Cjearly Chris Srewart all the way. Why did the offical grab onto him ?

Posted by OSWH4L33T on January 24, 2012 at 07:11 AM

Stewart rocked Stuart. The initial hit was not clean at all, same as Cole's hit on Abdelkader in the previous game wasn't clean, the elbow came up. 1:13-1:15 Stuart is straight up shaking off his arm from the Jon Jones bow he just threw. He follows through with his entire arm, which isn't necessary after a clean shoulder check.

Posted by STLsportsF4n on January 24, 2012 at 03:45 AM

People that are backing up Brad Stuart need to see the facts. His hit on pietrangelo was unacceptable his ELBOW clearly was UP and hit Alex in the chin. Not to mention look at Alex right before stuart elbowed him ALEX is looking down at the puck checking his stick work and didnt see brad comeing with the elbow. When Chris Stewart confronted Brad Stuart look closely at Brads face before things pop off. Brad has an EVIL SMIRK on his face that Says yeah I elbowed your guy in the face what are you gunna do about it. I dont care if Brad was on the Ice for 40 seconds before the fight even if his stamina was full he had no chance and deserved all 12 of the punches to the head and face. Brad is lucky Ryan Reeves didnt come out there with Stewart.

Posted by KNUCKLES36 on January 24, 2012 at 04:13 PM

Clean hit, stop the video at 1:38 and shoulder clearly into chest. Stuart at end of shift and the clown Stewart picks an easy victim, LOSER!! 5.0

Posted by dflers55 on January 25, 2012 at 01:00 PM

It was a clean hit but if the blues would of hit one of the redwings key players they would of done the same thing

Posted by jschroe14 on January 24, 2012 at 09:00 PM

Stewart should be suspended for going after Stuart for a clean hit. Come on Shanny...clean that stuff up. Oh well, Blues still posers that can't win at the Joe!

Posted by redwings6 on January 23, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Stuart gets tied up in his jersey, gets pounded and is lucky to escape on top, clear win Stewart who is the better of the two at this stuff. Great hit, and Stewart costs the Blues a penalty and a goal. This was the turn around for the Wings, all in all not a smart move my Stewart.

Posted by mcgreger on January 24, 2012 at 01:35 PM

if this happens enough maybe no one will use a clean check for fear of a enforcer (fresh) coming off the bench and pounding them. stewart needs a payback from the league or perferably the wings

Posted by STL13 on January 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

We all know who won the fight but my beef is with the announcer saying that the Blues player that got hit lowered his head at the last second. That wasn't true. It's just another announcer sucking up to the home team fan base. It's true that Stewart deserved an instigator penalty but it sent a message to the Wings that they should stop throwing elbows and standing guys up that don't have the puck. Certainly Stewart pummelled Stuart. Note #2: I think its hilarious that people are on a hockey fighting website complaining that there was a fight! LMMFAO! Some people really dilute the gene pool...

Posted by Big_Fat_Dan on January 24, 2012 at 02:15 AM

Stewart forces Detroit to scrap and hands Stuart a beating.

Posted by 5minmajor420 on January 25, 2012 at 05:19 PM

WTF??!! Stewart comes off the bench and jumps Stuart, kudos to Brad for not backing down from Chris, who by the way is a legit enforcer. Enforcer v. Skill Player, gee I wonder who will win. Way to be a bully Chris, someone from Detroit needs to take his number and beat him down next game. Don't blame Brad for punching him when they were down, Chris was the punk first for starting this.

Posted by chad420 on January 24, 2012 at 09:39 AM

Stewie beats the crap out of Stuey

Posted by travist on January 24, 2012 at 12:27 AM

lame, good hit, then a fresh stewart jumps off the bench and pummels stuart. good for stuart dropping the mitts, but he should have said let's go once i get my wind back. 100% agree with "sedinfan" vent away brother!!

Posted by FHgrad99 on January 24, 2012 at 01:53 AM

Chris Stewart must have felt that Brad Stuart's elbow was too close to Pietrangelo's head. I can understand him being a little upset because the Blues have had three players (Perron, Steen and McDonald) all miss significant portions of the season due to concussions. In the fight itself, Chris Stewart pummelled Brad Stuart for a decisive win.

Posted by kkdowning on January 26, 2012 at 08:39 AM

Ouch, Chris Stewart punished him -- unfortunately it was for a good hit. Pierre McGuire is getting really annoying

Posted by BM920 on January 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Clear win for Stewie not even a contest really, stuart decides to throw punches and even try to kick stewart when theyre both on the ice. Clean hit? yes for the most part. Still like to see Stewart back up Petro. Strong Wing homer presence here by the comments and the fact that 13% of you picked stuart as the winner. Im guessing you all just got confused by the last names.

Posted by PKSAgrl621 on January 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

If the refs let them go a little longer, it would've been better

Posted by PeacockJac on January 23, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Was the hit clean? For the most part, yes. Did Stewart have to go after him? No. Did Stuart have to fight? No. Did Stuart drop his gloves first? Yes. Did Stuart have hit Jersey tied down? No. I think the instigator penalty is stupid as all hell. But that was enforced. However, I don't understand how the 'jersey tied down' rule was not as it clearly was not. But whatever. Everything aside, Stuart got his ass whooped.

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 09, 2015 at 01:40 AM

Stew takes offense to Stu's clean hit comes off the bench fresh and proceeds to mop the ice with Stu who is at the end of a long hard shift.

Posted by Radiotalker on January 24, 2012 at 08:41 AM

It humors me when visitors to a hockey fighting site suddenly like to preach from some false moral high ground. All Chris Stewart in a beatdown.

Posted by HchVegasNHL57 on January 23, 2012 at 09:19 PM

Chris Stewart, in a slightly misguided yet highly entertaining over reaction to a clean hit proceeds to tattoo his right fist into brad 'I wish there was an escape hatch in the glass' Stuart. Impressive impersonation by brad of the red turtle in Mario brothers but. Classy little rabbit punch by Stuart at the end there when it went to ground too. Red wings suck.

Posted by nickzourdos on January 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Stuart got his ass handed to him... BUT there's no excuse for fighting over a clean hit. Poor sportsmanship, Blues. The Wings are usually a very classy team that doesn't fight or hit hard (exception: Kronwall), but they had to step it up to win the game. The game was physically dominated by Detroit in general.

Posted by sedinfan on January 24, 2012 at 01:38 AM

Well that was predictable. I picked up 17 minutes in penalties from my fantasy pool, so I appreciate that Chris. But come on, three strikes in my mind. First it's a clean hit, second a super fighter against a non fighter, and thirdly a fresh Stewart comes off the bench to attack a guy that has been on the ice forever. Like big friggin deal, that is exactly what we don't need in hockey. I love fighting, but is that what we reallly want to see. Attack a guy for a knee on knee, hit from behind, boarding or whatever, but lets at least allow some tough hard hitting hockey. You get suspensions for head shots, some accidental, but it is OK to ambush a guy who doesn't have a hope in hell of defending himself and punch him in the head 20 times. Give me a break. Sorry to vent, this one pissed me off even though I have the instigator in both my hockey pools.