Volpatti Drops Winchester, Suspensions Continue
After a couple of quiet preseason days we saw some action last night from rivalry games and players battling for roster spots.
The highlight of the night, from the Canucks-Sharks game, was Aaron Volpatti dropping Brad Winchester with one punch. Winchester skated right into the shot and then sat on the ice for a few moments before being escorted off with help. He returned in the third period.
Jersey and Philly saw multiple fight as well. Stephane Veilleux and Harry Zolnierczyk picked up majors, somehow. It was a quick one that could have been called double roughings, but still a worthy clip to watch thanks to an amazing save by Martin Brodeur. Brad Mills and Zac Rinaldo dropped the gloves later on in a fight controlled by Mills.
Suspensions are the new candy
Since our last blog post:
- Brendan Smith: remainder of preseason plus five regular season games
- Tom Sestito: remainder of preseason plus two regular season games
- JF Jacques: remainder of preseason plus five regular season games
- James Wisniewski: remainder of preseason plus eight regular season games
- Brad Staubitz: remainder of preseason plus three regular season games
- Brad Boyes: two preseason games
Paul Bissonnette vs Guillaume Desbiens Sep 29, 2011
Todd Fedoruk vs Jim Vandermeer Sep 29, 2011
Aaron Volpatti vs Brad Winchester Sep 29, 2011
Keith Ballard vs Jamie McGinn Sep 29, 2011
Brad Mills vs Zac Rinaldo Sep 29, 2011
Stephane Veilleux vs Harry Zolnierczyk Sep 29, 2011
B.J. Crombeen vs Clayton Stoner Sep 27, 2011
Stu Bickel vs Tom Sestito Sep 26, 2011
Dale Weise vs Zac Rinaldo Sep 26, 2011