Its hard to fight when a guy like Cowan cracks you on the head before it gets started. This clip is Burish's season in a nutshell. Burish has come to play. He just dosn't have many points to show for it yet.
A very strong job by Ritchie.
Burish was okay.
They landed punch at the same time, but the difference was that Ritchie landed better.
Another one does come almost immediately, that hits to the side of Burish's head/helmet.
Burish went down, but gets up.
Burish tried one, but more weaker and he then eat one bomb(uppercut)
Ritchie gets to the better position on the corner, where the fight ended up.
A narrow win(almost clear win) to Ritchie.
Ritchie wins....I love to see a guy get smoked from behind after taking a couple of wacks at a loose puck, then he gets up and fights the first opposing player he sees. Probably lucky he didn't grab Cowan, would have been beaten even worse. Love seeing Ritchie stand up for his tender (who is a punka## diver!)
Very good fight. I'd say that Ritchie gets an edge, possibly a win. Burish (who I, as a Badger fan, consider to be THE MAN for what he did two years ago) is getting better as a fighter, but still finds himself in some pretty awkward situations when he's fighting at the NHL level. Give him time, I think he'll get better.
Burish took several whacks at Luongo's glove. Ritchie and Cowan take exception. Burish makes sure he gets a piece of Luongo and feeds him the lumber. Ritchie gives all Burish can handle. Didn't see Burish land anything. Just air punching mostly on both sides. Ritchie does land a few bombs for the win. I agree with other posters that this fight should have continued without referee interference. This had the makings of a classic middleweight tilt. Too bad there was no rematch. Decision = Ritchie