What an absolute joke of a hit by Erskine. As a bruins fan nothing irks me more than that subtle little elbow to the head, and Horton and Savard can both attest to the fact that that hit has no place in the game at all. Erskine is the one who deserved the beating and probably a couple of games watching from the press box. Even if it wasn't Erskine someone on the Caps needed to take one on the chin for that bullcrap and it happened to be Hendricks.
The fight itself? All Rinaldo. Threw every meaningful punch and threw them
With conviction. Win Rinaldo and a 7.
Five game suspension--minimum--for that idiot Erskine. You can see him looking up at Simmonds and the elbow instinctively came up. He was going for the head.
I was watching the Blues-Red Wings game and the ref called a similar head shot major on Backes that led to the winning goal. Only problem--there was no head shot. The ref blew the call and cost the Blues the game.
Clear Rinaldo domination. To the mindless Flyers haters complaining how they didn't go after Erskine, did you not notice the part where Luke Schenn is being escorted away from Erskine and how Erskine leaves the ice?