Things Boil Over in Boston
The B's and Canes aren't rivals by any means, at least not since the Whalers left Hartford in the mid-90s. There's no mistaking Hurricane red, but there was a sense of nostalgia when the two teams clashed on Tuesday night.
Business picked up quick during the latter half of the second period, with Jay Harrison and Nathan Horton pushing and shoving in front of the Carolina net. Players gathered and Zdeno Chara rushed in, grabbing Harrison. The two dropped the gloves and Chara used his reach advantage to throw a few more, but neither fighter landed anything of note. Still, it's always a sight when "Z" decides to go.
Following the scrap, words were exchanged between Chara and Cam Ward, with Chara towering over Ward in close quarters. Another meeting ensued and Tuukka Rask skated down from the other end of the ice, although nothing came of it.
The rough stuff continued in the third as a scrum resulted in Brent Sutter and Chris Kelly dancing, with Kelly eventually dropping Sutter, who had his jersey over his head for the majority of the fight.
The Flyers and Sens combined for three bouts. Matt Walker and Zenon Konopka participated in two of them, each fighting Chris Neil and Zac Rinaldo respectively before tangling with each other late in the final frame of a blowout Philly win.
Brandon Dubinsky vs Kevin Bieksa Oct 18, 2011
Matt Walker vs Zenon Konopka Oct 18, 2011
Brett Sutter vs Chris Kelly Oct 18, 2011
Cody McCormick vs Travis Moen Oct 18, 2011
Matt Walker vs Chris Neil Oct 18, 2011
Jay Harrison vs Zdeno Chara Oct 18, 2011
Jake Dowell vs Cody Bass Oct 18, 2011
Zac Rinaldo vs Zenon Konopka Oct 18, 2011