February 21, 2009
1st Period - 11:48
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Riley Cote 69.9% (160 votes)
Eric Godard 3.1% (7 votes)
Draw 27.1% (62 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by scrapiron wins on February 22, 2009 at 02:48 PM

Lets go back to the old days.If want fight FIGHT. DO NOT PULL THE MAN TO THE ICE. thank you

Posted by suckerpunch on February 22, 2009 at 11:21 AM

How can any of you Cote-cum slurpers give him a win for this crap fight???

Posted by craig_9806 on February 22, 2009 at 09:10 AM

Cote couldn't get to the box fast enough. Godard a big man if I were Cote I'd be scared too. Has the guy won 1 fight yet this year?

Posted by paddyd on February 22, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Cote starts with a hug fest, thinks he got 1 shot in, and grabs his man and pulls him down to end it fast. A real wuss of a move. RC is becoming know as the best hugger in hockey. Draw, but it may have been a smart move. Flyers4Life, Oh really you were there. I guess they showed a totally different clip of the fight on this web site. Try watching it again 3 or 4 times with the audio off. Huggy bear riley! Furthermore if your coach focused more on the hockey game than trying blitz Malkin and Crosby he may have won the game. I think you have been sitting to close to Coatesy your starting to sound like him!

Posted by merle johnson on February 24, 2009 at 02:15 PM

Draw.... This new style of Cote's blows!! No excitement.It used to be, everyone of his fights was, highlight reel material.win or lose...It was always exciting.. Now it looks like he's just trying to not get beatup...W.T.F Cote,, LET THE HANDS GO or LET ASHAM do the dirty work!!!!!

Posted by Canadiens100 on February 23, 2009 at 08:26 AM

Crap fight! Godard gave 0% effort. Besides, Cote grabbed Godard and started hugging him. I like Godard but just like his last fight with laracque, he didn't throw that many punches. Is he just getting lazy? I guess he doesn't have anything to prove but he should still try and win his fights.

Posted by Snot-Bubbler on February 22, 2009 at 04:47 PM

I know what Goddard was thinking. "Thats right Riley, You better drag me down, cause you don't want NONE OF THIS!" If that is a win for Riley, than fighting in Phillly has gone to shi!.

Posted by Majsaren on February 22, 2009 at 06:08 PM

Crap yeah?

Posted by bloodyknuckles2 on February 22, 2009 at 02:59 AM

Cote landed one then dragged God down b4 he got his ass beat. Chicken Sh.it. Just wanted to get the win for once. Cheap.

Posted by GodardRight on February 22, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Anyone who says that Cote won is nothing but a homer Flyer fag fan. Nobody won, Cote obviously does not want to trade with Godard so he hus him and tries to get him off balanced and then fall down with him, Cote cant beat Godard.

Posted by GSP09 on February 22, 2009 at 11:50 AM

No winner. and no loser, expectd more.

Posted by KD315 on February 22, 2009 at 10:16 AM

no punches landed hard. DRAW!!!!!

Posted by Jellyczar on February 22, 2009 at 07:32 PM

Crap scrap...draw and a yawner,

Posted by nicknines on February 22, 2009 at 09:58 AM

after watching all the other bs fights i was looking foward to these 2 guys huge let down. im sorry im hating so much but its a shame what hap to the NHL wheres domi,probert,kocur and grimson and old school brawlers like them . every fight it looks like there not willing to take a shot to land one

Posted by Super Mario 66 on February 22, 2009 at 04:23 PM

That's a draw.

Posted by capsfloors on February 23, 2009 at 02:23 PM

Crap fight...DRAW

Posted by powerball on February 22, 2009 at 09:37 AM

this fight was a draw, each guy got in a shot. goodard had nothing to prove, he's been kicking cote's ass all year.

Posted by blackgoldfan on February 23, 2009 at 10:59 PM

Cote gets a "W" for this??? Did he get a punch off? maybe so but i didn't think it was enuff for a "W". kind of looked like a muffin toss to me...but wtf do i know?

Posted by Towmater on February 22, 2009 at 01:55 AM

Credit Cote for being willing to fight the much bigger and stronger Godard. Draw. Crap fight

Posted by bruiseyoureye on February 22, 2009 at 02:14 AM

both guys landed one good shot each......very close bout........wanted to say slight edge to cote........watched it several times in slo- mo.....cote's first hit didnt land......but cote got a nice left on godard.......godard got a nice right ...but ,,,,,,,just a draw in my eyes........kudos for cote for hangin with the heavyweight champ........kudos to cote.....keep tryin cote has alot of heart...man u got to give cote that.....oh.......by the way bt wilson i thought u would never say the words mcb again...yeah right....ha ha ha ...u love mcb u cant get enough of mcb.....ha ha ha

Posted by MajorGroove on February 22, 2009 at 03:35 PM

Epic snoozer of a draw.

Posted by luv2fight on December 04, 2009 at 03:43 PM

Cote with the win? Are you freakin' kidding me? This is a DRAW people..my kids get in better scraps then this..PHLYERS fans stop being homers..

Posted by Thunder Cat 2 on February 22, 2009 at 03:30 PM

draw. If anything slight edge to cote.

Posted by chatski on February 22, 2009 at 08:13 AM

Cote used his leverage to pin down EG this clearly forcing a todo over until it's right.....draw! Both are beast though.

Posted by novotczech on February 26, 2009 at 12:04 AM


Posted by wmellott on February 24, 2009 at 12:36 PM

How can anyone vote this anything more than a draw? Cote was not hitting anything solid or even good at all. Weak fight. Cote trying to give Godard a huge kept it a weak fight. Grow some Cote!

Posted by kilroy123 on February 22, 2009 at 08:40 AM

i have seen better fights during a waltz draw

Posted by sjmckenz1 on February 22, 2009 at 09:18 AM

COTEX finally wins one but not by much, he's such a puss the way he hugs,lands one punch and then takes godard to the ice. i have zero respect for cotex. but i will say this is the 1st fight against a Pen that he's won, though by the slimmest of margins. Godard will wipe the ice with him soon so enjoy it COTEX, it wont happen again !

Posted by Tweeks on February 22, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Cote had the edge on this fight. I almost fell asleep waiting for the fight to get started.

Posted by jdcollins82 on February 22, 2009 at 11:04 PM


Posted by Art24 on February 22, 2009 at 01:49 AM

Cote gets a slight edge in a nothing scrap. Dissapointment compared to their previous hummdingers.

Posted by Pittsburgh Dan on February 22, 2009 at 09:30 PM

Cote this time

Posted by omorales on February 23, 2009 at 08:49 PM

Too much hugging, Cote really wanted to fight, looks like Godard wanted no part of that

Posted by HeyImIrish on February 23, 2009 at 01:24 AM

Im a diehard fan and I have to give the win to Cote here. It was a joke of a fight but Cote won this one slightly.

Posted by ZeroCool6687 on March 30, 2009 at 09:38 PM

The best thing that happened for Cote in this bout was that he was huggin Godard long enough to sneak a couple of shots in and the refs came to his rescue quick..... Cote is tough but out of his league against Godard, he got this one out of luck more then anything. Cant wait to see these two hook up again although it may not be til next yr.... hopefully Godard has long memory!

Posted by McCunn8585 on February 22, 2009 at 03:38 PM

Edge Cote. Crap fight. Neither looked like they wanted to go.

Posted by truitt on February 22, 2009 at 03:37 PM

Cote is the worst " toughman fighter" in the league, but slightly won this

Posted by Johnny8242 on February 23, 2009 at 06:40 PM

Cote delivered for the victory in a very dull fight.

Posted by DARCY T on May 18, 2009 at 08:11 PM


Posted by Gunslinger on February 22, 2009 at 08:49 AM

Cote wins(surprise, surprise) by not letting Godard set up. No real damage but Cote did carry what little action there was.

Posted by Bad Dawg on February 22, 2009 at 04:22 PM


Posted by b.t.wilson on February 21, 2009 at 11:58 PM

I love Cote so I find it unnerving when he drops the mitts with Godard. It wasn't the greatest fight, for the potential it had. Cote's new style is boring but way smarter than how he used to fight in the past, especially against a wrecking machine like Godard. Cote comes out on top in this one, seemed to land more, though nothing big. I'm calling this one a 4. And pay no heed to whatever inane jibberish mcb comes up with for this one.

Posted by rusheetinme on February 22, 2009 at 07:29 AM

Cote lands the better of the punches, but then drags Godard down. Slight edge Cote.

Posted by staceyb on February 22, 2009 at 06:46 AM

Narrow win for Cote--any time he doesn't skate away with raccoon eyes, it's a moral victory. But that the Flyers didn't come away with a point after being down, the fight didn't mean much.

Posted by Centauris on February 23, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Cote wins this one... Hit the punches and Godard hit none.

Posted by filefactor on February 22, 2009 at 06:28 AM

A Hugfest in the beginning but then Cote landed some good punches and thank that it will be good if the fight will over right after that. WIn goes to Cote. Expected more from this scrap.

Posted by Belak_Norris on February 22, 2009 at 01:34 PM

Goddard last time, Cote this time!

Posted by Static908 on February 22, 2009 at 12:20 PM

For those who say this was a draw are either stupid or blind. Cote got in more punches and kept Goddard off balance then threw a few upper cuts before both went down. This was not a stand up and trade punches fight, but it was a win for Cote hands down. Cote is not the biggest or best fighter in the league but at least give him credit when it's due. He at least stands up to every player.

Posted by theKill280 on February 26, 2009 at 01:41 AM

Cote won plain and simple...

Posted by kmd19 on February 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Cote with a solid win here against a solid heaveyweight.

Posted by Behn Wilson on February 22, 2009 at 06:27 AM

Can't believe I'm saying this, considering the competition, but... slight edge Cote.

Posted by lampington on February 22, 2009 at 08:51 AM

by no means a great showing by either - i suppose riley gets the nod because he landed an ok shot and godard never really got going before the take down. cote has some good fortune here, godard can really throw them given the opening.

Posted by Dave Brown was the Baddest on February 22, 2009 at 02:47 PM

Jeez. I guess the Flyer - Haters are that hung up on the fact that once in a while we win one. Now they're all blasting Riley about is style. Please get lives. At 6'1" the guy goes toe-to-toe with behemoths night after night. So he finally gets smart and goes close only to get tagged with the "huggy-bear" label. Simply put; Cote WIN!!! Deal with it.

Posted by 2001GT on February 23, 2009 at 12:23 AM

hate to....but have to give it to Cote

Posted by bickerjr on February 22, 2009 at 01:27 PM

Nothing better than reading people sitting on their couch call Cote a wimp for fighting smart against Godard. I'd like to see one of these people stand in there and let Godard swing freely with that jackhammer. Smart fight, win by Cote but no damage.

Posted by Rebel Banker on February 22, 2009 at 03:35 PM

Cote won so deal with it. I am a cote hater by the way.

Posted by mrpimp4 on February 25, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Win to Cote but he looked pretty scared. Didn't want to give Godard any chance to get loose after he hit him a few times, then went for the take down.

Posted by Juha82 on February 22, 2009 at 06:17 AM


Posted by Remyy on February 25, 2009 at 06:35 PM

Cote lands a nice first left, quick, but at the same time Godard takes it nicely hiding it's effects. He does do the 'grab after getting popped' thing so he definitely took a good one. Fizzled out quickly.

Posted by BooSanta on February 23, 2009 at 06:23 PM

Godard was the clear favorite here and even kept Cote from jumping in early. this fight was decided when they locked as Riley got in close and was in control the whole time. Godard wanted to keep going, but better to regroup and fight again. If they kept going, Cote had a shot to land a solid uppercut or 5. Lucky for Godard The Zebs ended it. We certainly need to see these 2 go again just to see if Cote would dominate him or if Godard would come back. Their previous fights were more wide open, but Since then Cote has started fighting in close so he doesn't get out slugged. I believe his eyes are completely open for now. They had been swollen shut through mid season, partly because of Godard.

Posted by puttin on foil on February 23, 2009 at 11:24 PM

nice to see Cote switch up the fighting style. Godard ate 2 upper cuts,which seemed to surprise him. To all you goofs who voted Godard the winner, get over your man crushes. Godardright did you change your real name too? Stop smoking his hog, and except the fact that your boyfriend lost.

Posted by Flyersfan4life2 on February 22, 2009 at 08:35 AM

Paddyd - Cote starts with a hug fest? Like godard didnt grab onto him. I was at the game. So all of you clowns who think cote threw one punch and took him down are nuts. At the game they showed multiple replays and cote landed 2-3 punches to godard face. I hate people who just hate on people and dont give credit where credit is due. Cote had a good showing here. Oil can henry - Throw one punch and then fall down? Watch the fight again clown. Nice try though

Posted by tim13 on February 22, 2009 at 01:49 PM

I stopped posting on this site because of some of the ridiculously frustrating comments made by people on here, and the comments following this fight are a perfect example. We have a few people voting Godard the winner of this fight, and a somewhat substantial amount questioning the willingness of the guy with the most reckless style in the league. Ask Eric Godard if Riley Cote is willing, and then ask him who won this fight. I'm not saying this was a total domination or anything of the sort, but it was a clear victory for Cote. He caught him with a couple good shots and didn't take any in return while controlling the tempo of the fight. If the roles were reversed in this one, you'd be saying how Godard dominated as expected. It's just that he can't win with some of you who have nothing better to do than wait for a Cote fight so you can come in here and trash him. "He's a punching bag, his style is too open, he hugs too much, he's a pussy, etc. etc. etc." Anyone who spouts this sort of nonsense is a know-nothing idiot, and Georges Laraque's recent quotes regarding idiots on the internet were directed at you. Riley Cote won most exciting fighter and people's choice on this site for a reason. You haters are just too blinded by your own idiotic agendas to see it.

Posted by MNBonecrusher on February 22, 2009 at 05:06 PM

Godard LOST this one, plain and simple. Can't people leave their like or dislike of a team/player out of this and just vote with their EYES and not their HEART? Fuk, Cote beat him plain and simple.

Posted by Bigarms on February 22, 2009 at 08:37 AM

Cote had the better showing. No one got tagged and the fight will be one of those easily forgotten. A Good fight for the home fans who went to the game wanting to see the big boys drop their gloves. Nothing more than that.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on February 22, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Cote with the better fight. Gets the W

Posted by BozzMan on February 22, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Slight edge Cote.

Posted by beantown on February 22, 2009 at 11:43 AM

cote landed 3. later video of godard showed a pretty nasty raspberry next to his right eye. cote then definitely ended it while he was ahead. its a win nonetheless

Posted by flyerguy on February 22, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Anyone who voted Draw or for Godard is an idiot or blind. Maybe both. If you can't vote honeslty why bother. Some of you people on here are blind as a bat and as dumb as one. Cote landed 3 or 4 shots, Godard none. Glasses are needed for some of you idiots.

Posted by Shredder1976 on February 22, 2009 at 09:58 AM

Cote w/ the win.

Posted by bruins rule on February 22, 2009 at 09:38 AM

this fight ended a little too quick.

Posted by kimocoyote on February 22, 2009 at 05:51 PM

very close Cote got more hits in a too short fight.

Posted by Taubi on February 22, 2009 at 04:17 AM

Close Win by Cote.

Posted by mcb789 on February 22, 2009 at 01:01 AM

great fight between two of the better fighters in the NHL today. slight edge to cote in this bout. cote and godard are real good fighters unlike the RANGERS AND BRUINS WHO HAVE NO REAL GOOD FIGHTERS!!! THE RANGERS AND BRUINS HAVE THE WORST FIGHTERS IN THE NHL!!!

Posted by tyler1 on February 22, 2009 at 02:12 PM

I really do not care for either, however Cote landed 1 if not 2 effective punches for the win.

Posted by ogie ogiltorpe on February 22, 2009 at 10:37 AM

Cote with upset win, Godard loses 2 in a row but will rebound

Posted by rileycote4life on February 22, 2009 at 09:27 PM

cote all the way

Posted by crosscheck52 on February 22, 2009 at 06:29 AM

Edge Cote. I caught the end of this on television and thought Cote dominated, but after watching the replay it was very close. Godard looked a bit frustrated after taking a couple of in close left hands, but he didn't do anything to erase those points.

Posted by raza-blade on February 22, 2009 at 06:10 PM

Riles can't stand and trade with Goddard with Goddard's size advantage so he took another approach as he does with alot of bigger guys with reach advantages. They don't provide for real entertaining fights or big heavy blows, but it still got him the win here. I'm just upset the Thorton said No when Riles asked him to go on both occasions when they played Boston. Those two give some great entertainment. I guess Thorton is trying to be more of a player these days.

Posted by zhang on February 22, 2009 at 02:41 AM

I'm so happy Cote got a W on this fight .

Posted by RR20 on February 22, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Cote with the clear win here. Landed pretty much all the punches including the first one, and had the take down.

Posted by cotefan92 on February 22, 2009 at 02:55 PM


Posted by woodape on February 23, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Crap fight. Cote needed a win and he got it...barely. That was a desperate win. If Cote loses many more fights he will not be around next year.

Posted by brashearisanape on February 22, 2009 at 12:52 PM

your the man riley!

Posted by gusher53 on February 24, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Cote won this bout without a doubt. He only got one shot in? Watch it again? maybe I am watching a different fight. Cote lands almost every one he throws. Godard landed about one Watch from about the 29 second mark to the 34 second mark, he lands about 4 solid punches. It takes two players to hug-fight. 2% for Godard? What part of Pittsburgh are you from?

Posted by FlyersDosage on February 23, 2009 at 06:21 AM

Cote just doesn't have the size that other heavyweights have yet never backs down from a challenge. He was bested by Godard in their first meeting of the season but won this short tilt thanks for some quick left hands. I'm surprised they didn't go for round 2 later in the game. CEO

Posted by kingpaolo on February 23, 2009 at 09:57 PM

Cote slightly

Posted by acd1 on February 22, 2009 at 06:49 PM

Say what you want about Riley's new style, but he won the fight. Godard didn't land a single punch.

Posted by Andyman on February 22, 2009 at 08:36 AM

I was watching this game just to see if Cindy would pretend he was at the I-376 rest stop and try to grab some nuts instead I was rewarded with this crapfest. Cote gets tired of losing fights and now decides to hug it out and then pull Goddard to the ice.

Posted by illukka on February 22, 2009 at 11:42 AM

what a major disappointment this one was, boo on you riley and eric

Posted by Oil Can Henry on February 22, 2009 at 02:50 AM

Square-up,....throw one punch,...grab-on,....wrassle,...fall down,...draw.

Posted by Flint19 on February 22, 2009 at 02:11 AM

Looked like Cote wanted to kiss Godard at the beginning, a draw.

Posted by wallysy1 on February 22, 2009 at 09:27 PM

not worth scoring. draw

Posted by bigdog2007 on February 22, 2009 at 03:46 PM

Draw. Miley hugs away...maybe lands one shot then pulls Godard down like a chick.

Posted by J.R. Abel on February 22, 2009 at 11:58 AM

I love both of these fighters, usually very entertaining guys to watch. Looked like Cote didn't want to trade with Godard this time though. Nothing much happening here. Can't give the decision to Cote for getting in tight to hang on, so niether guy could get going. Draw

Posted by gmr133 on February 23, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Not Godard's best work, against a second-tier guy like Cote. Then again, nobody on the Pens seems to care about doing anything, especially playing physical, this season. Talbot, Orpik, Gill, Cooke, Staal??? All MIA--might as well be putting some high school players out there.

Posted by 5forfighting44 on March 31, 2009 at 09:33 PM

Draw, plain and simple

Posted by hossasux1 on February 22, 2009 at 11:06 AM

I used to think highly of Cotex for his willingness to fight. But not after this. If Cotex is scared to fight, he should just keep his gloves on. Win to Godard for being the only one of the two that was willing to fight. Cotex's days in the NHL are numbered if this is how he plans to show for himself...

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on February 22, 2009 at 12:34 AM

The fight consists of mostly hugging. Cote got a couple of solid shots in at the end. Win Cote

Posted by TheAsianator on February 22, 2009 at 06:59 PM

Win to Cote

Posted by Heavyweight2 on March 23, 2009 at 06:01 PM

Edge to cote

Posted by Fightsfan748 on February 23, 2009 at 09:08 PM


Posted by tomales2 on February 22, 2009 at 02:01 AM

Cote, in a bit of a hugfest, is at least becoming just a tad smarter. Slight edge to him in this one.

Posted by wannago_letsgo on February 22, 2009 at 05:28 PM

Cote, no question

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 02, 2015 at 02:55 AM

not the best fight, but a win for cote.

Posted by Spaz on February 22, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Cote drags him down because Godard had ducked his head so he wouldn't get tagged with that left again. Can't blame Cote for how it ended.

Posted by chad420 on February 22, 2009 at 08:11 PM

very slight edge cote...a 5...

Posted by flyboy88 on February 22, 2009 at 09:16 AM

Cote likes to get inside the bigger opponents. He probably learned that from Huggy Bear and BGL. That's the way they fight. Get off Cote's back. He's a crazy SOB and holds his own almost always. Tuesday night he'll get revenge on Huggy Bear!

Posted by TrueBlue26 on February 22, 2009 at 01:44 PM

cote gets the decision

Posted by evol_lurk on February 25, 2009 at 02:57 AM

Is'nt Godard hugging? Win Cote

Posted by BroadnPattison1 on February 22, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Win for Cote.. but that joker Biron gave the Pens the last laugh in the game.

Posted by one_dead_head on February 22, 2009 at 02:41 PM

Cote was smart to get in a few shots and get out of dodge. I am a huge Flyers fan but Godard is def the better fighter. Smart fight by Cote.

Posted by wannago on February 22, 2009 at 09:54 PM

total fecal matter. hugfest, brashear fighting tactics. horrible from both fighters. Draw.

Posted by samtheman on February 22, 2009 at 09:22 PM

Cote in a close one. I don't agree with the comments about the hugfest. Cote has been one of the most exciting but least successful fighters in the NHL. Seems like he has changed his style a little and actually has won a couple fights against some top fighters.