Brandon Prust dropped the gloves again on Monday, this time in a short scrap against Mike Rupp during the first period of Pens-Rangers. It was Prust's third fight in the last four days, and it was also good for his tenth fighting major of the year, extending his league-lead in that department.
Elsewhere, Kyle Clifford exchanged blows with Aaron Voros during Kings-Ducks. It's interesting to note that after knocking Voros' helmet off midway through the fight, Clifford removed his own shortly after. Classy, indeed.
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The latter half of the series has been going in Thornton's favor and their latest scrap did just that. The two were preceded a few minutes earlier in the game by a bout between Matt Hunwick and Evander Kane.
Westgarth suffers broken nose, eyes Parros
A day after a tough fight against John Scott, Kings rookie Kevin Westgarth revealed that he suffered a broken nose during the bout, but the injury won't keep him out of action, nor prevent him from fulfilling his role on the team:
It was a busy weekend following the Thanksgiving holiday. A total of 15 fights were produced out of 24 games. Two of those games featured more than one fight.
If you haven't jumped on board the John Scott bandwagon yet, you're about to find yourself among many. Scott, who has yet to lose a fight at the NHL level as we've mentioned before, turned in another impressive performance on Saturday, beating and bloodying Kevin Westgarth.
Jordin Tootoo and Brandon Prust stayed busy over the weekend, each dropping the gloves in consecutive games. Tootoo helped send Clayton Stoner to the ice on Friday and followed up with a tilt against Sean Avery, which is a clear battle between two of the more hated players in the league. Prust countered with a long scrap against Darcy Hordichuk and followed that up with a win over Shane O'Brien.
Gillies went after Boll, who dumped John Tavares to the ice near the benches. The fight was a one-sided affair. Escorted to their respective penalty boxes, Boll put ice on an injured hand and wiped blood from his mouth while Gillies was greeted by Tavares, who thanked him for his efforts.
Another scrap with a clear winner on Wednesday was a middleweight dust-up between Matt Bradley and Troy Bodie. It was Bodie who inflicted the most damage while the majority of Bradley's shots came up short.
Matt Kassian also made the most of his second call-up of the year from the Wild. He took a decision over Jody Shelley, who was sporting a swollen left eye afterwards and has struggled fighting-wise since joining the Flyers.
Monday's theme was an easy one to identify with as the veterans were visibly outlasting the young guns.
Longtime NHL player agent Scott Norton is asking his clients to give back in a pretty interesting way.
Through "Make My Day Mondays", Norton Sports is hoping to teach its athletes the ideas behind philanthropy and good will. Every Monday, the plan is to make an effort to help someone. The plan isn't to focus on a dollar amount of specific organization - tasks such as buying a meal for a homeless person or helping a handicapped person with a door will only add to a sense of strong moral and support for the community.
Blues enforcer Cam Janssen (@CamJanssen55) and Kings winger Dustin Brown (@DustinBrown23) are two of the players involved with "MMDM" and also regularly update their Twitter accounts with the things they have done for the project.
A total of two dozen games only produced five scraps this past weekend.
Jared Boll vs Ryane Clowe Nov 20, 2010
Derek Dorsett vs Sheldon Brookbank Nov 19, 2010
Jake Dowell vs Mark Giordano Nov 19, 2010
Matt Greene vs Cody McCormick Nov 19, 2010
Kevin Westgarth vs Paul Gaustad Nov 19, 2010
Jim Vandermeer vs Aaron Downey Nov 2, 2005
Old habits die hard, and back with the Cats for a second time, Hordichuk is at it again. He had a great scrap with Shawn Thornton, who is plenty entertaining in his own right, last night.
George Parros was involved in a pair of scraps on Tuesday and did well in both.
Niklas Grossman served as an unlikely combatant in Parros' first bout, which he easily controlled. It was sort of a theme for the night. Parros asked Grossman to dance as a result of hit he delivered earlier on in Ducks-Stars, and it was nice to see Grossman oblige him.
A more familiar foe in Krys Barch greeted Parros the second time around, and the two went punch-for-punch in a fun bout.
Throughout the course of Flyers-Habs, unsung grinder Darroll Powe dished out some devastating hits for Philadelphia. After inadverently knocking Jeff Halpern out of the game and crushing Josh Gorges, Powe was asked to answer the bell by Maxim Lapierre, a decision which Lapierre likely regretted afterwards.