Big, big day in the NHL yesterday. 14 games with a total of 16 fights.
The highlight of the night was another round of Matt Carkner vs Colton Orr. The third installment of this series went to Orr. All three bouts have been decisive and the Leaf now takes the lead in the rivalry.
Drew Stafford and R.J. Umberger had a surprisingly good scrap. After battling earlier in the game, the two came together along the boards. As they separated Stafford removed his visored helmet and Umberger removed his own lid before the two traded punches.
There were two twofers last night as well. Brandon Prust continues to be very busy as a Ranger and dropped the gloves twice with Andrew Peters. Prust now has three fights in three games for New York and is tied with Zenon Konopka for the league lead with 21 FMs.
While there were only two games early today, on Super Bowl Sunday, each of those games had a fight. For most, there will be plenty of time to heal during the Olympic break.
Blake Wheeler vs Ryan O’Byrne Feb 7, 2010
Craig Adams vs Mike Knuble Feb 7, 2010
Andrew Ladd vs Eric Brewer Feb 6, 2010
Cam Barker vs Barret Jackman Feb 6, 2010
Jody Shelley vs Wade Belak Round 2 Feb 6, 2010
Jody Shelley vs Wade Belak Round 1 Feb 6, 2010
Drew Stafford vs R.J. Umberger Feb 6, 2010
Steve Montador vs Jared Boll Feb 6, 2010
Paul Bissonnette vs Krys Barch Feb 6, 2010 x2
Dominic Moore vs Zach Bogosian Feb 6, 2010
Keith Ballard vs Ron Hainsey Feb 6, 2010
Andrew Peters vs Brandon Prust Round 2 Feb 6, 2010
Andrew Peters vs Brandon Prust Round 1 Feb 6, 2010
Ales Kotalik vs Stephane Veilleux Feb 6, 2010
Cory Sarich vs Todd Fedoruk Feb 6, 2010
Matt Carkner vs Colton Orr Feb 6, 2010
Bill Guerin vs Ryan White Feb 6, 2010
Darcy Hordichuk vs Shawn Thornton Feb 6, 2010