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Toe-to-Toe

Toe-to-Toe

| John Chandler

Francis Lessard made sure that his first NHL regular season game in over five years was going to be a memorable one. Lessard hooked up with a familiar foe in Jay Rosehill during Saturday's Leafs–Sens… Read more

Slow Grind

Slow Grind

| John Chandler

After one of the busiest weeks in recent memory, things have grinded down to a slow halt, with a total of six fights coming out of the last four days of scheduled games. Thursday saw… Read more

Kings Scrappers Steadily Growing

Kings Scrappers Steadily Growing

| John Chandler

The Kings are a relatively young team for the most part, especially in the fighting department. Following the departures of Raitis Ivanans and Sean O'Donnell, rookies Kevin Westgarth and Kyle Clifford have been asked to… Read more

Cooling Down

Cooling Down

| John Chandler

The past week in the NHL has been crazy to say the least, so it's not surprising that Saturday was somewhat tame compared to the last handful of days. Still, that doesn't mean that the… Read more

An Even Night

An Even Night

| John Chandler

Four fights came from Thursday's slate of games and all were relatively even. In the first period of Devils–Leafs, David Clarkson and Jay Rosehill dropped the gloves at the end of a shift and still… Read more

Godard, Boll Highlight Pens-Jackets

Godard, Boll Highlight Pens-Jackets

| John Chandler

Eric Godard participated in his first scrap following surgery to repair his orbital bone, dropping the gloves with Jared Boll during Jackets–Pens on Tuesday. It was a bout that had to happen. In the middle… Read more

Andrew Peters Planning to Retire

Andrew Peters Planning to Retire

| John Chandler

After clearing waivers earlier today, it looks as if Andrew Peters has decided to hang them up: Tough-guy left winger Andrew Peters cleared waivers and plans to retire. His agent, Steve Bartlett of Pittsford-based Sports… Read more

Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect

| John Chandler

Monday produced two fights, and each transpired for a different reason. To put it bluntly, Chris Neil flattened Henrik Sedin during the first period of Sens–Canucks. Neil was greeted by Daniel Sedin, but it was… Read more

Rick DiPietro vs Brent Johnson Feb 2, 2011

| John Chandler

The three fights in four seconds between the Stars and Bruins were enticing, but Brent Johnson's TKO of Rick DiPietro takes the cake this week. Other fights considered: Krys Barch vs Shawn Thornton Feb 3,… Read more

Wallace Comes Calling for Steckel

Wallace Comes Calling for Steckel

| John Chandler

The Caps and Pens met for the first time since the Winter Classic on Sunday, which means that it's also their first meeting since David Steckel's collision with Sidney Crosby, who is likely to remain… Read more