Colton Orr, Snapping Memories
Colton Orr returned to fans minds two nights ago with a rousing body shot that sent Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott to a knee. He reminded those same fans why he was once considered one of the best in the league when he decided to go after old rival Deryk Engelland of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Leafs' Orr was 0-2 against Engelland with a KO of the year loss to the Penguins tough defenseman, but none of that mattered when they met up again.
What took place was nothing short of an all-out war between two big-time punching heavyweights in the NHL. Both players opened the bout going toe-to-toe with the right hand, before settling into locked out bombing. Each pugilist had their moments, landing heavy shots as the scrap carried into the later rounds. After over a minute of exchanging haymakers, both combatants allowed the linesman to intervene and bring an end to the early fight of the year candidate.
Original Six dustup
In the other bout from last night, the New York Rangers' Brian Boyle and Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid saw fit to shed the mitts and discuss Boyle's shot at the whistle that hit McQuaid in the leg. The Bruins defenseman forced most of the action in the bout, landing some solid rights on his Rangers counterpart before having the refs call the bout off.
Adam McQuaid vs Brian Boyle Jan 23, 2013
Colton Orr vs Deryk Engelland Jan 23, 2013
Brayden Schenn vs Steve Bernier Jan 22, 2013
Wayne Simmonds vs David Clarkson Jan 22, 2013
Tomas Fleischmann vs Ryan White Jan 22, 2013
Chris Thorburn vs Matt Hendricks Jan 22, 2013
Chris Stewart vs Brandon Bollig Jan 22, 2013
Jim Slater vs Matt Hendricks Jan 22, 2013
Richard Clune vs Zenon Konopka Jan 22, 2013