Crombeen takes advantage of some good early positioning, which only serves to piss Bieska off...who then turns things around with an off balanced right, followed by a series of left-handed chasers, that left BJ retreating and looking for a way out.
How Bieksa got an instigator is beyond me. The league needs to define what an instigator is. Jumping into a fight to protect your teammate is not instigating. Neither is asking somebody if they want to fight and dropping your gloves first, but that's the NHL for you. Worried about things that don't matter and ignoring the things that do.
Pretty obvious that Crombeen was trying to get a "weaker" opponent and didn't expect to get blindsided. Too bad neither round was pretty of these two fighting as neither round got you a good square up and throw down fight.
Quit listening to the homer announcers. Crombeen wasn't running or shying away. He got turned and was facing the glass, not exactly a good situation to be in, so he tried to avoid the punches. Not that anything really landed.
First off. Kesler had not engaged crombeen yet and crombeen was hastling him for a play that wasnt even dirty. Beiksa came over and told crombeen to F-off and he did quite a good job. Big winner in Bieksa
Pretty sloppy fight. From the horrible camera work it was tough to tell if anything of signifigance landed. Bieksa was certainly the aggressor. I guess Kessler can't fight because KB charged in with the gloves off and gets the Buttman. Stupid on his part.
Bieksa with the win. He steps in for Kesler knowing that he's been the Nucks best player this year. Although he could have, he didn't jump Crombeen as Crombeen was ready to fight and neither of them threw any punches until they were both full engaged. Crombeen just thought that he was going to have to fight Kesler and probably wished that he had of.