Daniel Maggio vs Kurtis Gabriel, Jan 17, 2015
The Fight of the Week comes out of the AHL. The Lake Erie Monsters and Iowa Wild met in Des Moines on Saturday in a routine Western Conference matchup for two last-place hockey clubs. The contest featured only one fight, but a long one. Just over two minutes into the game, Lake Erie's Daniel Maggio appeared to have a brief chat with Kurtis Gabriel after a whistle, before the pair dropped the mitts and squared off. After some brief grappling, they opened up and scored combinations of heavy uppercuts and haymakers, many of which appeared to land with acute accuracy under league-required visors. The linesmen hovered close by but let the guys finish the fight, which ended with one final punch by Gabriel before both players fell to the ice.