February 05, 2010
1st Period - 18:28
2009-2010 Regular Season
Voting Results
John Erskine 78.4% (58 votes)
Chris Thorburn 4.1% (3 votes)
Draw 17.6% (13 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by bruiseyoureye on February 06, 2010 at 11:59 AM

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.

Posted by ScarbroSaint on February 07, 2010 at 07:52 AM

good hit draw

Posted by crosscheck52 on February 06, 2010 at 07:18 AM

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.

Posted by gigedygigedy on February 06, 2010 at 01:31 AM

Thorburn instigates and loses-LOVE IT. A clean hit shouldnt mean an automatic fight. Unless its a hit on a superstar.....................

Posted by tdepinto on February 05, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Erskine........ barely.

Posted by shrk33 on February 06, 2010 at 06:02 PM

closer than I expected. Erskine wins.

Posted by bostonrs555 on February 06, 2010 at 07:55 PM

Erskine wins his first fight in years and Thorburn munches on a left....

Posted by bboyer on February 06, 2010 at 09:53 AM

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

Posted by Hattryck on February 06, 2010 at 09:28 AM

One good punch by Erskine wins the fight

Posted by jefflpt on February 06, 2010 at 03:35 PM

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?

Posted by Chaserfan39 on February 06, 2010 at 06:58 PM

erskine lands the only clean shot of the fight

Posted by BigRob1 on February 06, 2010 at 02:32 AM

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.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on February 06, 2010 at 09:25 AM

Erskine with the slight edge. Nice hit too

Posted by staceyb on February 06, 2010 at 07:16 AM

Ersky with the win--man that left won it for him.

Posted by tonydomi1 on February 06, 2010 at 10:49 AM

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!!!

Posted by bruins rule on February 06, 2010 at 07:06 AM

erskine gets the win in this fight.

Posted by carolyn1946 on February 06, 2010 at 09:58 AM


Posted by metz87 on February 06, 2010 at 02:24 PM

That was a pretty good figh and a suprise since Washington does not fight much. Got to give the win to Erskine.

Posted by jakethesnake on February 06, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Erskine with the only good punch of fight, at the beginning.....Edge Erskine..

Posted by JoeCritter on February 06, 2010 at 06:52 AM

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.

Posted by huddles on February 06, 2010 at 01:04 AM

erskine with win, huge left hand bomb that connected signed fan of neither team

Posted by GSP09 on February 06, 2010 at 01:24 AM

That left by Eskrine was a good one.

Posted by GCBC00 on February 06, 2010 at 01:33 PM

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

Posted by kronvallizer78 on February 06, 2010 at 03:16 AM

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

Posted by RockintheRed on February 06, 2010 at 07:42 PM

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.

Posted by Jordybats99 on December 17, 2016 at 06:05 PM

Win Erskine.

Posted by DARCY T on March 08, 2010 at 05:03 AM

win erskine

Posted by b.t.wilson on February 06, 2010 at 11:58 AM

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.

Posted by ThrowdownSJ408 on February 06, 2010 at 05:18 PM

Erskine here

Posted by breaklance on February 06, 2010 at 10:58 AM

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.

Posted by sporr on February 06, 2010 at 11:26 AM

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.

Posted by Behn Wilson on February 06, 2010 at 02:54 PM

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.

Posted by chad420 on February 06, 2010 at 11:14 AM

win johnny E.....good chin on thorburn

Posted by bam932 on February 06, 2010 at 01:09 AM

Pretty close, but sure looked liked Erskine was in control up until the awkward end - I'll give him the win.

Posted by nickfotiu on February 06, 2010 at 08:17 AM

"a good toe to toe battle here in the 1st..a good scrap". Erskine wins on points.