All thirty teams were in action yesterday and some familiar names were making fans roar.
Donald Brashear is still being booed in New York. He took on a challenge from Matt Carkner towards the end of the game against the Sens and was able to get a few cheers out of the home town crowd. The fans still seem more receptive to Aaron Voros, who also had a fight for the Rangers, dropping the gloves at the buzzer with Mike Fisher. Brash is one of five players who have two fighting majors, but his first was on the road. If he keeps active, the Garden faithful will warm to him quickly.
In the first game against the Hurricanes since being ousted in game seven (overtime! Walker!) the Bruins were out to make a statement. A dominating 7-2 win also included a bloody fight between Jay Harrison and Milan Lucic, and Shawn Thornton pounding down Andrew Alberts.
Craig Conroy vs Sam Gagner Oct 3, 2009
Brandon Prust vs Zack Stortini Oct 3, 2009
Scott Nichol vs Mike Brown “Round 2” Oct 3, 2009
Scott Nichol vs Mike Brown Round 1 Oct 3, 2009
Mike Fisher vs Aaron Voros Oct 3, 2009
Matt Carkner vs Donald Brashear Oct 3, 2009
Andrew Alberts vs Shawn Thornton Oct 3, 2009 x2
Jay Harrison vs Milan Lucic Oct 3, 2009
Todd Fedoruk vs Eric Boulton Oct 3, 2009
Zenon Konopka vs Chris Thorburn Oct 3, 2009
Jay McKee vs Brendan Witt Oct 3, 2009
Michael Rupp vs Tim Jackman Oct 3, 2009
Kevin Bieksa vs Darcy Tucker Oct 3, 2009 x2
Willie Mitchell vs Cody McLeod Oct 3, 2009 x2