Shelley, surprisingly enough,
had just finished back-checking effectively,
at the time of the Orr ambush.
Look, I guess, in the realm of redemption, it had to happen,
but I'm guessing that it had more to do
with Orr thinking that a big ''re-match'' win
could officially solidify his place as a legit ''contender-pretender''
for this years' heavy-weight crown...
than it did with any sort of genuine ''policemanship''.
By the same token, Shelleys' initial reluctance
seemed half ''coach instructed-induced'',
and half ''if I even just draw this, I win the season series against Orr''
Either way, edge Orr, although the justification,
and reasoning behind the whole thing seemed a little hollow,
and dare I say...cheap.
Colton Orr let getting played on the power play the night before get to his head as he wanted to rally the lackluster Leafs early in the game. It didn't work and he ended up with the extra instigator penalty and a misconduct. I'm so used to seeing Orr in Broadway Blue that at first I thought Orr was attacking himself.
Disappointed in Shelley's reaction...didn't want to go at first.
As a pro, he had to have known that he was going to go tonight and that Orr would be looking for redemption.
Even had the advantage of getting his right arm free but didn't capitalize on it.
Benefit of the doubt is that coach Torts told him not to go as Rangers trying to get the 8th spot.
He wanted the rematch and its the end of the year!!!!!! Orr had nothin to lose cause the leafs are out of the playoffs and he needed to redeem himself from the sleepy city earlier in the season.......I am a big Orr fan and love his fights but can't honestly say he redeemed anything there
Still gets the win tho
pretty good fight. shelley goes around running peeps, orr decides to doo something about it. its always fun to watch a fight with 2 masters of the trade!
**** instigator penalty-
draw/edge orr in a nice fight
This is an example of when the instigator rule should be applied. Even after taking the first punch, Shelley did pretty well. Edge to Orr in the fight, but Shelley won the overall war (5 pims to 17 pims and the Rangers won the game).