Just two games last night, only one fight, but it was a good one.

Daniel Carcillo took on Rick Rypien mid-way through the first period of the Canucks 3-1 win over the Coyotes.

Carcillo racked up 21 PIMs last night.  Two of them led to the Canucks third goal.  Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky said Carcillo’s a target:

“I thought Danny played a tremendous game,” Gretzky said. “His penalty late in the (second) period where they ended up scoring their third goal, I thought the call wasn’t warranted. It was two guys pushing each other and Danny gets the extra penalty. He’s definitely a marked man.”

Welcome back Boogey

Derek Boogaard played his first game last night since Jan 22.

Fighting Canes

With Wade Brookbank and Tim Conboy on the roster the Carolina Hurricanes have the most fighting majors since 1997-98, the first season the team played in Carolina.  Thanks to Luke DeCock of The News & Observer for pointing that out.

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Thanks to those who sent me email about the blog commenting being down.  It’s been fixed.

Video added

Daniel Carcillo vs Rick Rypien Mar 17, 2008

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