Shelley and Brashear Cap Off Long Day
Things got started early yesterday. Vancouver and Pittsburgh erupted 25 seconds into the day game, with a double bout. Some general pushing and shoving seemed to start rough, but when Matt Cooke upended Alex Edler, it was the spark needed for the gloves to fly. The game would settle down for the most part after that.
Making their own mark on the night, and giving the Capitals one of the few highlights from their 7-2 loss to the Sharks, heavyweights Donald Brashear and Jody Shelley got the crowd into it early out in San Jose. Another FOTW candidate for sure.
To the dismay of the Montreal crowd, Milan Lucic declined George Laraque‘s fight invitation last night. Bruins coach Claude Julien told the media that he forbade Lucic from fighting Laraque (and Red Fisher’s take).
Was it the right move? Debatable. More on that later.
The division rivals meet again on Jan 13.
Cody McCormick vs Matt Greene Nov 22, 2008
Donald Brashear vs Jody Shelley Nov 22, 2008
Steve Montador vs Steve Ott Nov 22, 2008
Chris Kunitz vs Sean Avery Nov 22, 2008
George Parros vs Krys Barch Nov 22, 2008
Jared Boll vs Garnet Exelby Nov 22, 2008
Mitch Fritz vs Andrew Peters Nov 22, 2008
Jannik Hansen vs Matt Cooke Nov 22, 2008
Jon Mirasty vs Trevor Gillies Nov 21, 2008
Darin Kimble vs Mike Peluso Feb 23, 1992