Other Penalties: Thorburn received a roughing.
awful draw....nothing landed of any significance....... and by the way.............the left handed bomb by erskine that everyone is talking about hit thorburns chest.
good hit draw
Erskine didn't dominate the way I would have expected. It was a good hit., but I wouldn't expect Thorburn to go over and congratulate him on it. Why are we surprised that a fight ensued? BTW, Craig Laughlin played hockey in the NHL, but he still sucks as the color commentator.
Thorburn instigates and loses-LOVE IT. A clean hit shouldnt mean an automatic fight. Unless its a hit on a superstar.....................
closer than I expected. Erskine wins.
Erskine wins his first fight in years and Thorburn munches on a left....
Will somebody please shut these announcers up---quit preachin and tell us what is going on---hit was good not great---Fight was just OK---Thorburn did his job did'nt jump anyone but got him to go---Erskine with the slight edge
One good punch by Erskine wins the fight
I love most everything about the "new" NHL except for the ticky-tac NBA style penalty calls and the apparent change from the players where you can't check anymore. Is there a 2 hand touch version of hockey?
erskine lands the only clean shot of the fight
It's call sticking up for a team mate u pucksucker. Who cares if he loses the fight. U can always tell the announcers who have never played the game on any level.
Erskine with the slight edge. Nice hit too
Ersky with the win--man that left won it for him.
Win Erskine with the big left hook in the middle of the fight. Love the replay in slo mo of that bomb that connected on Thornburn's mush. It's about freakin' time someone knows how to work a camera during a scrap!!!
erskine gets the win in this fight.
A GOOD HIT BY ERSKINE... I GIVE THE WIN TO ERSKINE. CLEAR....
That was a pretty good figh and a suprise since Washington does not fight much. Got to give the win to Erskine.
Erskine with the only good punch of fight, at the beginning.....Edge Erskine..
BigRob1 can always tell when the announcers have never played hockey at any level? I'd like to know how he knows this bc the commentator who called for the instigator penalty gets advertising time during the broadcats for the hockey camps he runs! Thorburn got the roughing call, but it was close. One guy was hell bent on fighting, the other guy wasn't. thinking about it until he got mugged Thats when you get an instigator call, no? Nice to see the guy who starts the fight over a clean hit get clocked. The Hockey Gods Chortled at this one.
erskine with win, huge left hand bomb that connected signed fan of neither team
That left by Eskrine was a good one.
Erskine threw the only true punch that landed here. Both threw a few but that left from Erskine hurt me from just watching. I believe we're all getting sick of this 'fight after a great hit' sh-t, though. Honestly, learn to take a hit, man. Everyone was OK after the hit, no one got hurt, so why the fight. I love a good fight as much as we all do, trust me, I've been in enough of them; but now it's getting ridiculous. At least Thorburn showed he has a good chin. Weird finish, though. WIN ERSKINE
whats up with those fights after clean hits lately , i`ve grown somewhat tired of it. erskine lands a lefthanded bomb that really rattles thorburn who just hangs in there the rest of the way win erskine in a good tilt
I've got to give it up to my man John Erskine here. We have no enforcer, per se, but Erskine is about all we've got right now. What a clean hit and unncecessary scrap. I'm glad John held his own. Monster left. Love it.
Erskine lands a couple monster shots. I agree with the commentators (rare), there was no reason for this fight, but I always admire someone's courage that will stand up for a teammate with a tough bastard like Erskine. I sure as hell wouldn't. Ending be damned, Erskine wins this one with a couple of really nice shots.
Dumb fight that gave the Caps a penalty, Erksine lays a squeky clean open ice hit and the guy takes offense. Chris Gets himself an instigator. The live feed wasn't great but an isolation of it shows a few great hits by erksine before it slowed down.
I give the win to Erskine simply because of the solid, clean hit and then Thorburn comes looking for him "for what?" Thorburn didn't do enough for even a draw here! If your gonna send a message, you better send it.
Thorburn is the perfect opponent for an established fighter who needs to regain some confidence. He's big, he's willing and he can ''sort of'' fight, but most importantly...and his awkward style, and glass chin, often make him fairly easy to beat. That was an effective, but still hillarious delayed left by Erskine in slo-mo. The ''clean hit"automatically equals a fight'' thing, is becoming a little annoying, though.
win johnny E.....good chin on thorburn
Pretty close, but sure looked liked Erskine was in control up until the awkward end - I'll give him the win.
"a good toe to toe battle here in the 1st..a good scrap". Erskine wins on points.