Winner: Armstrong (highsticks Phaneuf and gets away with it).
As much as I hate the instigator rule, this is one where it was deserved, but it probably was accentuated by Phaneuf's initial action of trying to avoid O'Donnell. You could tell O'Donnell wanted to go. In the end, LA has two players sit it out, and Calgary loses two of their best defensemen. Oh, the scrap was a draw.
Hey Boot, settle down. The picture is in the eye of the beholder. The homer sees the big strong kid that doesn't need to fight, while everybody else sees the great hockey player that's a hack that hides behind his shield.So what if he doesn't have to fight, does that mean he can goon it up without retribution. O'Donnell wins here because Pha-oof wanted no part of him.
For those of you who rip on Phanuef, you're such losers. One moron says "typical Phanuef never fights the big boys"...hey clown he doesn't have to, he doesn't get paid to be in the box 5 minutes a game fighting a guy who can barely skate. Get a clue you bunch of nothing losers, the kid makes more money in one year then you'll see in a life time. Those of you who say Phanuef was just hanging on...he was at the end of his shift you clueless morons...I've yet to see Phanuef get smoked in a fight considering he's such a pansy according to you losers who hide behind a computer and play the internet tough guy role. I'm willing to bet anything that 95% of you losers who post on this site have never been in a fight.
Nothing fight. Phaneuf was disinterested because the Flames were well on their way to blowing out the Kings. No point in even fighting and risking getting hurt, especially when you are one of the key players on the team logging ridiculous ice time every game. For everyone bitching about Phaneuf's fights -- wake up. He's not a fourth line disposable scrapper who gets 3 shifts a game.