The Norris Division Lives
Everyone got in on the action, including scorers Jonathan Toews and David Backes. Backes may not have many career fights, but his experience was more than enough compared to Toews’ one previous fight - and it showed during the bout.
Ben Eager was the only player to pick up more than one major.
The two rivals have four more games to play this season.
First Winter Classic fight
The first fight in the Winter Classic did happen. Shawn Thornton took on Daniel Carcillo in front of a Fenway crowd that may not have liked the outcome of the fight as much as the outcome of the game.
Troy Bodie vs Dustin Byfuglien Jan 3, 2010
Cody McLeod vs Jared Boll Jan 2, 2010
Ben Eager vs B.J. Crombeen Jan 2, 2010 x2
Jonathan Toews vs David Backes Jan 2, 2010 x2
Cam Barker vs Mike Weaver Jan 2, 2010 x2
Colin Fraser vs Carlo Colaiacovo Jan 2, 2010 x2
Ben Eager vs Barret Jackman Jan 2, 2010 x2
Jason Strudwick vs Ryane Clowe Jan 2, 2010
Steve Staios vs Jay Leach Jan 2, 2010
Darcy Hordichuk vs Krys Barch Jan 2, 2010
Daniel Carcillo vs Shawn Thornton Jan 1, 2010
Enforcing the issue: Blackhawks don’t back down vs. Blues
Lemaire downplays his impact on the Wild
Bissonnette contributes skill, fighting
Slats’ Fat Cats gotta go
Tampa Bay Lightning’s Blair Jones has the right ‘intangibles’
Abney adds ‘other element’
‘The Diesel’ fuels Mallards enforcer Goulet
Killing Penalties a Thankless, Yet Important Job
Update Jan 8 130pm: A few technical issues are popping up. It has slowed down some blogging and given a video delay or two, but all will be posted and should be normal by end of weekend.