Other Penalties: Rinaldo received a match penalty for fighting.
Wtf did girard expect was gonna happen?!? Lmao Clean hit. But this new nhl is gonna suspend Rinaldo for expecting to defend himself then he gets his ass kicked by Johnson lol Love it got some heated fighting going on!
rinaldo had every right to do what he did.what was girard thinking?this exactly what's wrong with players of today.they act tough but they dont back it up and change their minds halfway through it when the dropping gloves part is about to happen.but rinaldo didnt have benefit of time thinking what girard was going to do.girard deserved to be k.o.ed like that and shouldnt even be counted as a fight
Girard approaches Rinaldo and wants to chat about the affects of growing up Italian after the whole WWI and WWII surrendering twice thing. He finds out it's a sensitive topic.
Girard pulled up when he saw who it was. Too late, got popped.
Kind of a cheap shot by Rinaldo but, Girard was asking for it.
One punch landed by Rinaldo on a guy that did not want to fight.
Clownido look like an idiot again... that why fighting are going down..
Girard wins....There was no fight. Girard will play next game and not lose any money. Rinaldo will sit for 6 games lose a bunch of money for a dirty play...Oh and he probably will get sent down to boot.
The Coyote announcers should be embarrassed ......
Why is this listed as a fight.....an assualt maybe, but not a fight
Rinaldo is a piece of crap cheep shot artist.
This was NOT a fight. Rinaldo has a history of being a dirty player. End of story
This was not a fight! Just another example of goon hockey! Sucker punching a guy is classless.
CHEAP SHOT at its finest!
Girard came at Rinaldo and dont think was expecting to get hit.
Girard came over like he was going to do something and Rinaldo drops him. Rinaldo will probably be suspended for life now. Sigh.
Girard you idiot, know the situation. If you make a move towards a tough guy who just hammered your best player He's going to be ready for a scrap. It's unfortunate that your stupidity (along with his) likely cost Rinaldo his last chance at an NHL job.
Homer doesn't adequately describe the Coyotes announcers. Douchbags? Idiots? Imbeciles? All of the above? The play hadn't been blown dead, Girard was continuing to play, and replays show he wasn't even looking at Rinaldo as he attempted to skate by. No cross-check, not even in the pansy league that Nash prefers. Gutless sucker punch from a known dirty player. Rindaldo is lucky he got just six games. And all you clowns who talk about lessons and "Girard asked for it" need to go back to hockey school, right after you finish remedial grade school. No fight here, so I give the vote to Girard who continues to play while Rinaldo sits on his ass.
Rinaldo doing what he does best... dropping his gloves and throwing punches before the other player ever gets his gloves off
Rinaldo, who possesses no discernible hockey skills other to hit and injure opposing players, suckers Girard a good one and puts him down. The sad part is that Rinaldo hits a star player, Nathan MacKinnon, who helps sell tickets. A thug like Rinaldo does not belong in the NHL, as both Philly and Boston realized, but instead should be a resident goon in the ECHL. As to color commentator Tyson Nash, your announcing skills replicate your hockey skills--you suck at both.
Kid needed a lesson. Don’t call out a known fighter if you have no intentions of doing anything. Meanwhile Mackinnon and Johnson both go with someone smaller and they get praise. Archibald is tiny, almost Girards size. MacKinnon is bigger than Rinaldo and has fought plenty. Got no problem with the Avs stepping up for Girard but don’t like the hypocritical comments.
Good bye to a POS. 15 games min, hopefully the season.
Is there any upside to Rinaldo? Goonish behavior here.
Hold up you guys think Girard threw a cross check !! he did something that is done way worse all game long especially in front of the net. He had his hands up, and no cross check lol. That is a joke right, the kid didnt even come in willing and Rinaldo suckered him. Suspension coming no question. Tyson Nash needs to shut up about a so called cross check
I watched this several times. The more I watch it, the cheaper Rinaldo's punch looks. Girard was not looking for a fight. Goodbye Zac, next stop ECHL. I called it a draw because only one player was fighting.
Not a fight. A fight involves aggression from more than one person. This was a sucker punch. Girard had zero intention of dropping the gloves, and just gave a little shove on the way past Rinaldo as he followed the play.
Girard wins because Rinaldo is gone for at least 10.
Reinaldo with the severe cheap shot
Zac Rinaldo is a p*ssy.
You can't spell "suspension" without "Rinaldo".
You might not like Rinaldo, but he didn't do anything dirty here. He threw a clean hard hit, got challenged by someone with a cross check and threw the first punch.