Originally Posted by Active Stick
Ultimately, this is why I'm starting to get over some of my initial disappointment. The outcome of the fight wasn't very satisfying, but at least the fight happened. I just wanted to see him get his face re-arranged.
As weak as it was, at least there was a response by Mayers and the Hawks. It wasn't that long ago we would be up in arm and keyboards in hand sharing our outrage and NO response at all.
Once you get past the accident Kane seemed to have in his pants about the fight giving him "chills", the general feeling was that Mayers took care of business on the ice, where it counts. It energized the club, according to some players.
I guess the proof is in the fact they scored 4 goals in the first, after the fight. Also, by having it happen sooner rather than later, it settled the game down. The refs, once the fight happened, seemed to call a pretty close game, wanting to take any further chippyness out of the game.
From my earlier post, I too, wanted to see that cheap shot artist get his ass handed to him. I still do. Hopefully, that might happen down the road. But as Active Stick said, at least the fight happened.