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The fight breakdown
This fight was special for many reasons, but one of those was because these were two skilled guys, who were leaders of their teams going toe-to-toe here.
Jamie Benn finishes his check on Mark Giordano, hard, in the "dangerous area" of the end of the bench where the glass (at this time in the league) was not rounded off like today's (2020) NHL is now. Seeing this, Jarome Iginla was right after Benn for it. Play continued for a moment but both Benn and Iginla shed their gloves and skated towards centre ice.
Benn is the first to reach in and try and grab Iginla, but Jarome was calm and cool. Benn lands the first big shot and Iginla is stunned for a moment. Iggy takes a minute to regain his composure while Benn is still coming before Iginla starts throwing some big punches himself. Both guys are now swinging for the fences on each other. Benn looks to catch Iginla again and the infamous cut looks to be open now. Iginla's right eye is busted open and blood is spilling, but he is not deterred. Iginla continues to punch and then goes to remove Benn's helmet. Both guys exchange some more blows, not much landing. Tied up and gassed, both continue to throw punches and then return to the clinch and grab staying close. Benn runs out of steam but Iginla (bleeding) continues to throw big punches. Iginla stumbles to one knee and the fight is over.
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A classic draw. Ye gad, after Benn opened up Iggy with that right, you'd think "bout over." Nope, the captain hung in there and fought as though his life was on the line. That's leadership.
Wow fucking great fight!
No recap needed on this one... just a great scrap
Holy Homer announcers pretty annoying Benn got a few good 1ns in but in all actuallity if there was no blood it would be pretty hard to vote on winner.And the Flames should be ashamed of their selves best player shouldnt have to drop mits Get out of Calary soon as possible Jarome!
Good bout. NO WINNEr. Benn early, Iginla late.
So Benn didn't remove his helmet...So what, better my opponents knuckles than my cranium. I am a fan of neither team, however I do admire Iginla's leadership style. Pretty standard fight to me, one person throws, then the other. Not really a toe to toe 'rock em sock em hockey' fight in my opinion. Iginla definitely showed the heart of a lion. Benn showed no fear. Draw and a 7.
Terrific fight. Points to Iginla for stamina but Benn landed more big shots. Benn wins, fight is a 9.
another great fight. benn wins this with more effective punches. iginla pretty fired up though about getting his face pounded. still, edge benn.
What a homer the commentator is! Yes, Benn did some damage and controlled the fight but he was gassed and clingy at the end. Iggy doesn't care. He has been cut before and he likes to fight. No quit in Iggy. Good fight. I honestly think that they should let guys fight and only step in when someone basically loses. There would be less BS with guys looking for a quick scoring blow or two then clinging on for protection from the ref...not referring to Big Benn here, BTW
I think Iginla landed more but Benn handed him more damage. I give it a draw. Benn should have removed his helmet!
Great fight. Benn landed the best shots but he seemed to stop midway through the fight. Iginla kept on going. Gave it a draw.
draw maybe slight edge iginla since benn statred hanging on
Good fight; wish all NHL players played with that emotion.
Iginla had a shield on his helmet--he had to remove it. Benn had no shield and thus DID NOT have to remove his. No points lost. Benn won first half, Iginla won second half. I call it DRAW.
This was the first real hockey fight I have seen in a while. Much more entertaining than the staged fights that happen off the faceoff between two guys who aren't even pissed off. P.S. Punk move for Benn to keep the lid on. If Iginla kept his helmet on there would have been no blood and Benn would have got rolled.
WOW. i will admit, right off the bat, iggy is my boy, and if i were biased to anyone, it would be him. but here is my take... this is a hell of a scrap, benn gets the best shot in hands down, but iginla never backs down and keeps coming at him. benn lands a couple more and iggy keeps countering. i kept thinking the whole time watching it, its a good comeback but benn still takes it, until for about fifteen seconds iginla is throwing and benn is holding on telepathically wooing with the linesmen. i don't know if i would go so far as to say iginla won it, but he definitely evened it out enough to make it a draw. calling that an 8, though i'd like to call it a 9, i'll keep my excitement level down a little. great job by both in a long fight. i think the voting says it all, split in thirds.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, that's the guy I want wearing the "C" if it were my team. This guy never backs down and always keeps moving forward like a bull in a china shop! Benn staggered him early but the crusty veteran weathered the storm and finished with a flurry. Benn was gassed at the end of this tilt. Solid 8...
very good spirited bout! DRAW. and i'd have to say Benns hit was a bit malicious as he saw the corner/turnbuckle of the boards and it seemed like he delibrately checked the guy into that area. not cool. nice job by JI to defend his teammate.
very good fight. iginla was fired up and in rare form, here. if he would have connected on a couple of those wild-man bombs i think benn might have died haha. as it was, they both landed a couple good ones. draw, and another 8. there've been some nice bouts lately. thank you, nhl
Benn draws first blood. Gets some solid shots on Iggy. Props to Iggy for not going down. He gets even angrier. Iggy feeds Benn knuckles in late rounds. Draw.
Great fight... Iggy gets caught with his guard down and gets clocked. Like a good champ,gathers himself and see's 'red' from that point on. Props to Benn for connecting with one punch but not so hip afterwards...felt he bailed out and to what Behn Wilson mentioned-went defensively huggy bear. Knowing Iggy's pride (not ego)...and the way Benn eased out ,we'll be seeing a round two ! Benn early, Iggy late...Draw.
Pretty good fight. Benn at the beginning but Iginla showed great tenacity. Draw. P.S. proper etiquette would dictate removing your fucking helmet Benn!
Hard to have an issue with Benn not taking his helmet off because Iginla went looking for a fight after a clean hit. If iggy says "lets go" off the draw and ditches the lid, okay. But if he wants to scrap after a clean hit, good luck getting it off. As for the fight. . .Benn does more damage, but Iginla was busier. If this was a boxing match I think the edge goes to Benn, but as a whole its hard to not call it a draw.
Excellent scrap. Iggy has a good chin / forehead. Ask Sourays knuckles.
Benn early and Iginla late. A Draw. Good Scrap.
Honestly thought I'd give it to Benn, but I call it a draw because of how strongly Iginla bounced back, plus Benn gets some points off for not taking the lid off. Great fight.
Benn early, Iginla later on. Great fight. Gave it a solid draw.
Iginla = Stud Draw.
way too close to call i say draw. kinda lame Benn didnt shed his lid but iggy has the visor and Benn doesnt plus Iggy's got the experience so it kind of balances out. Surprised to see a kid from victoria fight like that tho haha. If this were anywhere else Iggy wuda taken him but i give Benn the slightest edge cuz he actually did damage. Awesome fight nonetheless
Benn with the two obvious bombs, but Jarome shook em off and kept firing. Lesser men would have bowed out (or been knocked out). Call it a draw.
While you wouldn't think it by looking at both players post-fight, that's about as close as she gets. Benn with the early punches emptied the gas tank, and Iginla owned the 2nd half. I personally think it's a slight edge to Benn, as he did more damage, but he was definitely cowarding away from Iginlas punches at the end. I'm calling it a draw because it was such a great fight, Iggy never backed down, and I'm a little disappointed Benn didn't remove his bucket. FIGHT OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE!
what a great fight!!!!!!!!!! If you ignore the blood, I think you got to call it a draw. I am going draws tonight for these great fights, just hate giving wins and losses when two guys go at like that. This one rivaled the earlier fight by Thornton and Boulton. Love or hate IGGY, there isn't many like him in the game, he has a bigger heart than the Islanders, Devils and Flames put together. Take this as a compliment Calgary fans, you won't get many from us Canucks. I wish you would trade him our way since your media was so hard on him for most of the year.
Did he just say "meat-soother"?
Benn really caught Iginla early with some huge hits, but after Iginla gets Benn's helmet off, the captain looks like Mike Tyson fighting a parasite that wont let go.
Announcer said "Old bull vs. young bull". Wow. Ben connected twice - once to cut open Iginla but the rest was all Iginla. However, because of the cut over the eye, its a draw.
I'm with those who say Benn should have de-helmeted. He had plenty of time. To those who say, "if it wasn't for the cut...", the cut was caused by very sharp, very clean punches landed. Iginla outlanded Benn in terms of numbers of punches significantly enough to make the fight a draw. No matter how you call it, a great fight.
Best fight of the year! Benn needs to be a man and lose the lid...he lost points in my mind for keeping his lid on! Benn got in an early shot that cut IGGY, but after that IGGY showed what he's made of and came back with a vengeance! I called it a draw, but in reality IGGY should probably get the win for his relentless attack and stamina...Benn was hanging on for dear life the last 30 seconds of that fight!! I can't wait for round two!!
I was lucky enough to witness this game in person. Jerome is a claas act by removing the shield . Both combatants landed heavy blows. Benn early and Jerome late. This was a great fight by two determined participants. Draw
...draw; first time I give it 10 points. Iginla showing nice Mike Tyson's fashion.
great fight between these 2 guys.
What a great fight
one of the best fights of the year. maybe the best.
classic fight. nice opening right by an aggresive jamie benn to open up iginla's right eye, but nice recovery by iginla, whose expereince in pugilistic endeavors was shown by his willingness to take off his own helmet, and later benn's. if that fight went any longer, i think jarome would've won. nice job by the calgary captain to stick up for his teammate, too. great stuff.
Punch in the face contest. It was like waves of blows, Benn then Iginla over and over. Iginla recovers from a blodddrawing blow that would make most fighters call for the linesmen. Benn had the early advantage but Iginla outlasts. Iginla keeps fighting and Benn clearly is done. Either Benn is hurting or has respect for the bleeding Iginla. You wonder what kind of fight career Iginla could have had if he wasn't such a great scorer, I think he would have been quite a solid scrapper most nights. Benn was impressive in this one, wish he wouldv'e dropped the lid, but can't blame him, in his shoes facing Iginla I might have kept my stick too, JK.
I really cant say this was a tko. great fight.... old guy vs new guy... I like them both,,, slight edge to Benn...
The old goat came back after a good smack.
Iggy is a BOSS. Too bad Benn didnt take his lid off at the start as well. After Benn's strong start, I think he had that 'Oh shit' moment after eating a few.
Benn got in a heck of a shot on Iginla early, causing Iginla to bleed from just below the eye. From there on out, it was all Iginla. A great shot and a beatdown, but not an incredible fight, in my opinion.
I'd give the win to Iginla. Sure he took some shots in the beginning, but any fighter knows sometimes ya gotta take the shots to give some back. Benn should have definitely removed his helmet when Iginla did. Iginla did it out of respect of wearing a shield, he wouldn't want to be punching a visor if he was Benn I'm sure. Did Benn break the code and not remove his helmet?
win Jarome for not letting it go,..gettin tagged early was clutch by Benn, but not finishing him off let Jarome grudge his way back and steal this one...Iginla by the slimmest of margins.
Benn may have gotten a few in early but Iggy was stronger and the more active fighter......slight edge to Iginla........if they go again i bet iginla slaps him and doesnt let him get an edge early....
good fight, benn in the beginning and not taking off the lid and it looked that gave him him confidence 'cause after losing his helmet he just started hanging on edge to iggy alot more active at the end. Iggy is one of the greatest captains in sports
Would call it a draw but JI comes on strong. Benn better thank Jesus for his headgear is all I can say. Good fight.great effort by both.
Iginla maybe have been beaten at the beginning but its not how you start its how you finish he beat the he** out of this guy at the end but will give benn credit gave him a rely shaky start landings some big bombs but for iginla to come back and continue to fight like that takes guts iginla is a tough SOB so i give him slight edge to iginla.
Good fight wasnt extremely exciting but entertaining none the less. Some good hits from Benn and Iginla really hung in there after taking some hits
i give it to Iginla! more shots.... take off the fuckn helmet benn!!!
Benn pulls a Ryan Clowe move when fighting iggy and keeps the lid on... think its bs but iam a flames fan so...it is what it is. got give it to J.I. tho cuz Benn did nothing but seatbelt Iggy for the entire 2nd half of the scrap
Iggy with the win, Benn was holding on, Iggy took the first few and kept coming. Come on Benn, drop the lid when the other guy does.
Why is it that most home team announcers seem to forget that both guys are throwing punches rather than just the home team player? Benn early, Iginla late for the draw.
Great fight. Benn early with a couple of shots that bloodies Iginla. Iginla gets pissed and dominates the rest of the fight. Close win for Iggy!
Can't give Benn the win when he doesn't take off his helmet then holds on for dear life at end.
I give Iginla the edge simply because of the punk move by Benn to not remove the helmet as Iginla did. Sooner or later Benn is going to be KO'D by leading with a jab as I've seen a few times.
This was a great tilt, although Benn should have removed his helmet, total lack of respect and broke the code. In retrospect, Iggy could have left his shield on and those few hits to the eye would have been cuts to Benn's hand from the shield. Iggy looked to be the clear aggressor as Benn tired out half way through the fight and held on hoping for the refs to intervene. Benn landed with better punches, but Iggy wouldn't let up and wanted to punish Benn by throwing left jabs followed by right overhands if he didn't slip near the end Iggy would have continued to throw em. Iggy has a heart of a lion... slight edge to Iggy for continuing to fight after a teary painful eye as Benn gave up and was holding on. Who wouldn't want Iggy on their team... this guy has leader written all over him.
i,M NOT A CALGARY FAN But i like Iginla as he plays hard every shift.Iginla is a modern Gordie Howe or Mark Messier and can beat you many differnt ways.He out points Ben although Ben did damage so i give win to Iginla!
Well anyone can get cut or get caught with a lucky punch. To me this was an easy win for Jerome as Benn was strong in the first 8-10 seconds but Iginla was with him the whole time but when Benn loses his helmet he turns into a big bitch and holds on for the rest of the fight as Jerome just keeps firing away. I won't give a guy a win for he does not deserve. So what he cut open Iginla with one punch, it only takes one punch but Iginla controlled the whole entire fight and never gave up, but can't say the same for Benn....Big win for Iginla and no respect from me for Benn as he proved he is chicken shit. I don't think this fight was even that close never mind giving the win to Benn. He only showed up the first quarter of the fight. When you control a 1/4 of a fight and your opponent controls 3/4 of the fight you lose!
Benn keeps his lid on - wimp. He gets a quick shot in and cuts Iginla. Then he is throwing fast (mostly out of fear). Doesnt hit much and really wants to get out of there. Iginla is mad and pours it on and Benn spends the rest of the fight trying to hid behind his helmet and turn his face. Draw.
Benn caught him early but Iginla battled back to take the fight. He was more aggressive and landed more overall punches even with Benn employing The Stortini stranglehold in the last half of it. Not impressed that Benn didn't show respect to Iginla by not removing his lid.
Win Iginla, for taking over at the end.
great scrap ...... huge intensity..... slightest of edge to Jerome
Benn should've taken the helmet off. Got some great first shots off, but his courage seemed to fail when Iggy ripped off his helmet.. At that point it was domination by Iggy. Great fight, I'd be curious to see how it would have been if Benn would have taken his helmet off right from the start.
Benn starts out with one that splits Iggy's face but basically gave up after a couple punches. Iggy with the win here, Benn was holding on for dear life by the end of that one.
Entertaining, I found that biased dallas commentating the most entertaining of all!!!! Close fight, you wouldn't think so from what was said!!!
giving it to Iginla GREAT FIGHT but Benn pussed out and kept helmet on....so he losses points in my eyes!
Lost a ton of respect for Benn I’m sure his actions will come around to bite him. If there ever was a code in Hockey fights, it was if one guy takes his bucket off the other guy better too. Really, Benn should have gotten an extra 2 minutes for not taking his off, just the same as if a guy with a visor fights a guy without one.
however you wanna call it, a heavy shot that cuts isn't a win. benn got a couple early and then spent the rest of the fight trying to tie up iginla so he didn't get killed. iginla took the shot, came back and dominated the rest of the fight. the voting and commentary on this site is sooooo blind and biased far too often....most of you guys are homers (the american fans and leafs fans are the worst it appears...) and it's just frustrating to see the vote counting sometimes...open yer eyes lads.
Great Fight ! Dissapointing to not see Benn take his lid off. Benn got a couple good shots in early ,but clearly was hanging on at end as Iggy did not want it broken up.
Pretty good, it could of gone either way.
I would love to give this to Benn for bloodying Iginla, but the fact is he punched himself out quick and Iginla just kept pounding. Great fight regardless, but have to give the nod to Jarome.
Iginla in close one.
No way Benn won this one. He got a few nice one first, inckluding a bleeding eye for Iggy, but Iginla is dominating the fight at the end.
Benn might be a better fighter if he wasn't so scared of getting hit!
Benn is a Pansy!! wouldn't have even been close if he had the guts to take off the lid. Even with it on he loses big time.
Iggy with the W
Ehhh, I will make the argument that just because a shot doesn't draw blood doesn't mean it can't be a better shot. (I would rather take Benns first punch than Iggys at 0:44 and any past 0:58 that connected). Maybe its just Iggys reaction though because besides the first one Benns shots don't seem to cause much reaction. Then again we have all seen Iggy when he is upset with something... If this was any kind of properly judged fighting the entire fight would have been taken into consideration, thus win Iggy. If you look at the actual combat part....the fight.... it was a clear draw with both parties chucking and receiving plenty. In this scenario you would also have to note the unwilling beat down Benn received after the fight.
wow what a fight...Props to iggy for removing the visor and disgust to benn for keeping his helmet on...Benn landed a good one at the beginning and then they both exchanged pretty well..I'm giving the edge to iggy though because at the end with iggy was still throwing and benn had lost his helmet he had no interest in fighting anymore..lost a little respect for benn on that one
A lucky shot off the bat, then Iginla manhandled Benn for the rest of the bout as he held on for dear life, hoping for the decision.
Jamie Benn, you are a disgrace to hockey. When an opponent challenges you to a fight, be a MAN and drop your LID! No doubt about it. Iginla is hands down the winner here. We do not need a wimp like Benn. He can cause more injury to his opponent by NOT removing his helmet. Dallas fans. This is an embarrassing day for you.
Wow great fight iggy with the narrow win benn was just holding on at the end.
i am not sure what fight most of the voters were watching? i have no dog in the race but from what i saw Benn landed a bomb early then Iginla really dominated late? i know he was leaking from the shot but i think he dished out way more than he took and if you guys watch it again Iginla stuns Benn with a great shot at the 44 second mark and then Benn hung on for deal life and didn't throw again very very good bout
Great fight!!! Win Iggyziggywiggy!
Great fight. Draw in the end. Benn needs to take that lid off. Iginla man, what a total animal. Eating that right at the start only made him more mad.
Great fight! Iggy looks bad ass with al that blood! I say slight win Iginla!
Great go, Iginla was busier and though I'm not a huge fan of his I'm giving him the win. Without the cut I don't think anyone picks Benn, but I guess you can't eliminate parts of a fight. Slight edge Iginla. Tyrone your comments are appalling. This is not Jackson Mississippi in 1950 you are a gross prick.
Iginla by a slight margin and he finishes stronger.
Benn with a huge shot early and another one mid way through the fight but really Iginla controlled the most of the fight and won the fight hands down as when this one really broke lose Benn wanted no part of it. Props to the officials for letting them go and not giving Benn the easy early way out. Great fight, best one in a while actually!!
Iginla got nailed with 2 hard shots early on, but came back and threw tons of shots and ultimately made Benn quit Win Iggy in this 9
Iggy took a punch that not a lot of guys could take, then roared back to life and dominated Benn. TSN was reporting on this on the night of the fight, saying "we're gonna have to give it to Benn, as Iginla was leaking" or something to that effect, but that totally misses the point of the fight, in my opinion. Great tilt. 9/10
Iginla took over fight after getting cut early by a right.
How any of you can think Iginla lost this fight because Benn landed one punch is amazing to me. Iginla beat the crap out of the kid after that. It wasnt even close.
Very rarely can I give the fight to the guy who was cut, but I have to give the nod to Iginla in this one. You can't see it but Iginla took the bucket off before the fight, Benn didn't. Benn wasn't nearly as tough with it off as he was when he had it on. Benn gave up about 3/4 in. I think if the cut didn't happen it would be 90% for Iginla
Benn with a few lucky shots at the beginning but Iginla dominated the rest of the way. Benn looked overmatched and was hoping for the linesmen to jump in. Iginla looks worse for wear but if this was a boxing match he would win unanimously. I dont understand why Benn got votes - you dont win a boxing match if you win one round which was the case here
Great bout, Iggy really showed his stamina at the end of this one. Kinda annoying that Benn wont drop the lid, guys break their hands that way. Good bomb by Benn to split him open. If he doesnt bleed, then its a win for iggy. still giving him the slight edge
Great back and forth. Gave it to Jerome.
Iggy took off his helmet like he should have but Benns gotta take his off if you see that.
Iginla in a tight bout.. Someone else made the call here but when Benn lost the bucket he lost his "testicular fortitude" thus giving Iddy a close win,
Nice fight! If it wasn't for the blood, I would have given Iginla a clear win, but the cut made it a bit more even. Iginila is easily the toughest fighter/superstar in the NHL. If this had been a pansy european player in iginla's place, they would have DROPPED after that first big hit, but Iginla is Canada tough!
Goddamn iggy can take a punch! How can you not give him the W? Sure he lost rounds 1-4 but wong 5-10. Win 10-9 on the card, and a 10 for a great fuckin fight!
The fact that Benn stopped swinging and focused only on hugging when Iginla got his lid off makes this fight pretty easy to pick a winner. It was close, but that was the deciding factor. Iginla wins.
Iginla is very strong to last that long kept on going and going benn ran out of steam 3/4 the way through keep in mind any punch can open up skin benn had 1 right at the start.
one of the better fights in the NHL of late, I liked how Iginla Stood in there and kept hammering away.
Benn is a typical crap player! Take off the helmet you bitch!
solid bout, i say iginla simply for enduring a couple very nice shots and coming back the way he did. plus the switching sides. not to mention how badass he is with that bloody eye.
Benn won the beginning of the fight, but from there had no real answers. By the end, he did everything but tap to show he wanted out of the fight. I give Iginla the slight edge.
The officials evidentally wanted to give Iginla a lot of opportunities to get more shots in on Benn as they let the fight continue when it could have been stopped. Good spirited scrap but the slight edge to Benn. What is all the talk about Benn keeping his helmet on ? The object of a fight is to hurt the OTHER guy, no one wins a fight by GETTING hurt. These are not judged by the Marquis of Queensbury.
What idiots gave the negro the win? Benn beat the pi$$ out of him and negro never hit him.
wow never knew benn had it in him,must be a western boy,i connected with a few money makers,but his heart didnt carry him after the adrenaline wore off,but i think he still won,not sure.
Iggy, ask for a trade, the Flame is just about burnt out!
If Iginla wants to go after Benn for making a legal check then let him leave his lid on. Thought Benn was in trouble when I saw Iggy challenge - much to my surprise and approval Benn did quite well against the more veteran fighter. Benn will only become a better scrapper and player and Iginla well.... Only Flame fans could vote Iggy the winner - had to get stiches and his eye was sealed shut. Have another Molson....
I gave the nod to Benn as Iginla came away bleeding and battered. You have to give Iggy his due though, he's the only Flame who can play it anyway you want to play it. The old man can score, hit and fight, it's a shame he's stuck on a lottery draft team.
this was a good fight. THE WINNER. BENN
Who cares if Benn didn't take off his lid, he doesn't where a visor. Great fight! Why again does someone challenge a guy who just made a clean hit, espescially on a guy who can handle his own and then some in Giordano.
BENN WITH THE WIN ALTHOUGH HE TIRED AT THE END. iGINLA HAD MORE ADRENALINE FL;OWING AFTER BENN OPENED UP HIS UGLY MUG.
I thought Iginla might have bit off a little bit much with Mental Benn. Iginla stood strong like a big tree. Mental Benn by a bloody eyelash.
Benn early, Iginla late but Benn wins this one by a slim margin with that thunderous early shot on Jarome. Iginla is an old warrior but he got tore open by a strong young fighter. Can't win em all
obvious win for Benn
A good one and a close one. Benn early and Iggy late but Iggy didn't land any good shots late and Benn landed two beauties so gotta give edge to Benn.
ha ha you punk inginla you got your ass kicked your lucky Benn was tired or you might have left by a stretcher your a puss boy ha ha
Iginla win? are you serious? most of his punches were to the back of the head which is why you see no damage to Jamie Benn's face, unlike Iginla's face.
Benn gets it until he runs out of steam. Especially when you consider him nearly falling to the ice before it ever gets started. Iginla makes it close at the end but the early damage inflicted on him by Benn gives Benn the edge in a VERY close tilt.
Inigla got his ass beat helmet or no helmet you bunch of nancies..
It was pretty back and forth all in all. I gave it to Benn because after Iginla got tagged he put up his hand looking like he was gonna surrender and Benn pulled a punch that might have finished him. I'd bet Iginla didn't plan it but it turned out to be a pretty cheap move. Iginla came back but never had a chance to finish Benn. Fun fight.
Benn cut Iggy good and early...no doubt....Benn all the way...
Solid bout from two solid players. Benn was out with a concussion earlier this year which is probably why he didn't lose the bucket.
Please stop talking about Benn not taking his helmet off. Iginla has to, he has a visor. Benn won the fight, whether he took it off or not his first heavy shot won the fight. Got to love a star like Iginla who still drops em, but he took the loss here.
Benn with the win!
Benn got the cleaner more accurate shots to win.. Iggy fans are probably choked he lost to a young guy
Nice tilt, edge Benn.
Benn got in a couple of sweet right hands then ran out of gas. Luckily for him, the refs stopped it because it looked like Iginlia, the more tenacious of the two, still had some wind.
good fight. Benn with a slight edge because of damage, but Iginla showed a warriors heart and wouldn't quit.
Winner Benn. Good fight though by both. Benn got the best of Iginla's eye. Benn might of went defensive towards the end , he was probably (and looked) very tired , but atleast he didn't try to get his hits in and then take the other guy to the ground to stop the fight and feel victorious like a lot of guys try to do.
The damn linesmen should've step in far sooner. Iglina was just throwing cheap shots to the back of the head. Iginla is the most over-rated player in the league. He's never done crap with Calgary since the lock-out. At least he took of the visor but I don't get this garbage about someone getting a hit then someone else coming in. You then lose your captain for 5.
Iginla ate some but hung in there. Good fight. Benn with the win.
It kills me how biased you people are on this site. If Ott fights and dominates he's still runs a chance in getting voted as the loser because you don't like him, but if one of your favorites gets his ass beat, you'll vote for him just because. It's not a popularity contest. Fucking vote for who does better, not who you like more. I call this a draw; yeah Benn bloodies his face and gets more solid hits in. Iginla hits Benn, yes, but half are on his helmet. Sometimes I avoid looking at the ranks and comments on this site because they're just off.
Benn with the edge because of damage. Give Iginla credit for outlasting younger Benn.
It's very simple. You leak on the ice, you lose. 10 stitches to the eye of Iggy. His knees buckled and his lights almost went out with that shot to face. And yes, Benn tired later on because it takes a lot of energy to hit people in the face. But Iggy never got a good shot later in the fight.
Kind of close fight, but Benn had more big hits. Benn wins....
If this was at the MGM Grand the fight would have been stopped...Benn all the way.......Igilna shown its time to give it up with the dukes, whooped
Benn went right after Ignla and didn't back down , landed a couple of BOMBS before Ignla even got untracked . He got arm weary wearing Iginla out , Iginla came back a little at the end , but never landed ANYTHING near like what he took at the beginning . Out of respect the linesmen let him go until he too got tired . Discount the blood , whether he was leaking or not , there is very seldom even one solid shot in a fight like Benn landed on him at the first of the fight , much less a couple . No doubt Iginla under-estimated him . I doubt he will again . He shoulda asked Johnson on the Blues . Benn is quite and calm , but he can defend himself .
Benn got the best shot in and more quality shots. Iggy was too little too late. Win Benn.
Very close fight but edge to Benn for drawing blood. Nasty first shot.
OMG! there must be alot of Calgary fans on this site. Guys watch the fight. Iginla go his ass whooped. He was terrible in this fight. I know he is a good fighter but he got rocked. Listen its not how many punches you throw that wins a fight its how many landed and boy did Benn land alot of punches, just look at Igina's face. Whoever picked Iginla needs to learn the rules of fighting. Have a good day.
Nice little scrap. WIN = Benn since he cause the most damage
wow what a fight...benn was excellent at the beginnig and managed to cut iginla but he fought back at the end while benn was gassed and just tried to hold on.iginla didnt land many of those late punches though.win benn.i would understand draw also.foty candidate...9
Benn wins on damage and power shots landed, if you scored it for Iginla your obviously a homer.
Love iggy but he got beat that fight, close fight though.
the youngster got him! the old man finished strong but was lucky benn didn't tag him when he was down! great scrap
Hey Iginla, you are bleeding.
Credit to Iginla for losing the helmet and outlasting Benn... Win to Benn for damage done.
Iginla wears a shield, Benn does not. The code and NHL rules says the guy with the shield removes the helmet. Iginla would have been better off forgetting the code and saving his eye. If Benn wore a visor, that would be one thing. He stood up and fought their captain who is way more experienced at this game and more than held his own. Props to both for the effort.
Benn lands the better of the shots in the fight. Props to Iggy for hanging tough after getting rocked early. Win for Benn.
Wow, every now and then you stumble upon a great fight.
WOW. What a fight! Benn connects more but what a beauty tilt between two real men!
yeah great fight!
SLIGHT EDGE TO BENN ! good tussle
Just a damn great fight!!! If Benn hadn't got that beauty in at the beginning and cut Iggy I would have said Iginla won by a slight margain. But....there was only one guy bleeding at the end so Benn wins that close fight.
MIGHT BE THE FIGHT OF THE YEAR:GIVE THE W TO BENN BY A DIMINISHING WHISKER
Benn is the best! Plain and simple get over yourself
Great showing by Benn !!!!!!!!!!!!! I think he surprised Inginla right off the bat. Iginla came back but not as strong & accurate as Benn's punches were. Again, nothing wrong with the hit that started it all BUT refs choose AGAIN not to call instgator penalty.
FOTY candidate????? Benn with the Split (eye) decision
Benn dominated that scrub.
One of the best fights of the year - credit Iginla for surviving the opening blows and hanging in there. He had the better of the later stages, but I've got to give the W to Benn.
Wow, what a fight. To me, edge to Benn. But nothing wrong with calling this one a draw.
Easy win for Benn. Retard Iglina wouldn't let go and threw some weak shots at the end of the fight out of sheer embarassment. Jamie Benn was gased for the rest of the game. Great Fight by a 20 year old non fighter.... these old guys can't pick on these kids that are defending themselves
Benn busted Inginla Winner:Benn
Wow, Jamie is getting much better at this. He definitely got in the best two shots but I give Iggy major props for keeping the fight going. Benn also was tired at the end but still wins because of the two shots and drawing major blood.
While Iginla did come back and serve himself well, there is no way that he was able to equal the punishment that Benn handed out in the early going. Iginla shows a lot of heart by making this a spirited bout, but there is no doubt that Benn won this fight. While Benn tired towards the end, he tired because he was busy early cracking his fist against Iginla's face. At least Benn threw and landed some punches in the second half of the fight...early on Iginla was 100% on the receiving end.In the end, this is an impressive win for Benn, as he is not known for his fighting ability.
Benn for the (very close) win! And for those of you whining about Benn not removing his lid. There is a rule stating that players with a visor (i.e. Iginla) will be assesed a seperate penalty if they don't take it off: Rule 47.6 states: Face Protection – If a player penalized as an instigator of an altercation is wearing a face shield (including a goalkeeper), he shall be assessed an additional unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Should the player (including a goalkeeper) who instigates the fight be wearing a face shield, but removes it before instigating the altercation, the additional unsportsmanlike conduct penalty shall not apply. So, quit whining. Most players don't remove their lids when they fight. They'll be coming off sooner or later.
epic battle Benn ran out of juice
The Veteran Iginla Way more Stamina. But Benn Landed the better shots Evidence Of the cut on Iggy. If Iginla at the end could have landed more punches i would have given it to him. Benn With the Edge.
great figt, a draw. benn early iggy late. givin it a draw and a 8
WOW.....WOW >>>and Holy Sh!t!!!!! That was a FIGHT!!!!! Those shots were HUGE.......Iggy took em and then .....Redemption by the Tuff SOB Vet!!!!!! If it kept goin I am sure Big Benn would have been Chiming the 10 count cause he had NOTHING left!!!! DRAW.......Ive been waiting 4 days to see this and it was worth every second
Awesome bout between Iggy and BennDover...draw
Awesome fight, Benn lands some big punches but Iginla shows a lot of strength and Endurance and take this one to a draw after eating a big one early on.
10- GREAT FIGHT! What a great punch by Benn. Loved every minute of it! Benn Early Iginal Late... draw.
Wow, great fight! Best fight this season?
That was one of the best fights this season for sure, no clear winner but still.
good fight, i like benn but thought it was kind of a bs move not to remove the lid. iginla is always willing to remove his due to the visor, even tho benn doesnt wear the visor thought he should have taken his of as well.
Win Iggy, lose the lid Benn......
One of the better fights this year. Benn with the best punch, Iginla with accumulation of points. Very close. could have just as easy been a draw
Iginla comes back for the win after being cut badly. Bitchpunk Benn was hanging on for dear life. Good to see Benn has been taking class lessons from Ott.
Great scrap! Looks like Benn lost some steam when he lost his helmet.
Going with Iginla here. I don't see how making someone bleed has anything to do with winning a fight. So, if Iginla had knocked Benn unconscious, Iginla still would've lost because he bled? Doesn't make sense.
Benn started out stunning him with a good punch but then kind of lost it after that and Iginla took over. I give Benn some respect but he didnt keep it up. Iginla with the W.
Great fight. Draw except for the fact that Benn doesn't doff his helmet.
Iginla, being the great captain that he is, stands up for his teammate, and sheds the lid. Benn caught him early, but I think Iginla surprised him when he didn't seem fazed when he got cut, and he just went after him and overwhelmed him. Benn didn't want any after that, and Iginla came back to take the win. Great win in a great fight for one of the league's toughest captains.
Win Iginla for landing a lot more.
Iginla was bloodied early, but the rest of the fight was Benn holding on for dear life...he is lucky that his helmet was not ripped off until Iginla was too tired to do serious damage.
Win to Iginla, Benn hung on for most of the fight
Lots of respect to Iginla for taking his visored helmet off, and even more for staying in it so long after taking one big hit. While Benn cut with one big punch, Iginla took over after that.
yeah, iggy got got the cut, but he definitely won the fight. by the end benn had no response, and iggy kept swinging
This was a great fight between two guys who aren't considered heavyweights. Benn started strong and bloodied Iginla but Iginla was able to answer back with some shots of his own. Iginla just outlasted Benn at the end in a good, long fight. I'll give Iginla a very, very narrow win here.
This fight would have been a clear win for Iggy if he did not suffer facial damage. Most time in a close fight I give the L to the fighter who has more damage but not in this case. Benn quit at the end and Iginla kept going to win the decision.Good scrap.
Benn with the win as the hits that Iginla landed were pretty weak. It was only a slight edge as Iginla still had some energy near the end and Benn wore himself out.
What fight are you people watching? Benn landed the hardest shots and the best shots. Iggy only started throwing when Benn was dead tired and didn't land a single punch. EASY WIN BENNY
love seeing Iginla get fucked up. Wish I could understand why some of you assholes have to analyze a fight we all just watched.
Why should Benn remove his helmet? He doesn't wear a fucking visor. Benn was winning early but Iginla came back really strong once Benn got tired. I'm pretty sure Benn had been out on the ice a while which is why he tired out. If Benn removed his helmet, great, but he doen't need too imo because he's not wearing a visor.
Edge to Benn with all the early damage.
Iginla has heart, but Benn tagged him with too many solids.
Didnt look like Iginla ever landed a real good one but the first one by Benn was on the button. Great fight
This is pretty simple in my opinion: Who would you rather be after the fight? The guy who went down the tunnel with a black/bloody eye or the guy who skated to the box without a visible scratch on his face? Exactly. Benn won this fight.
Benn gains some respect by landing a couple of big league blows against an experienced fighter... but then, loses so much more by... A) not removing his helmet, despite having plenty of time to do so, and, B) going all huggy-bear'' the minute he eventually lost his lid.
I want to crack that Ice Girl's legs like a wishbone on Christmas
Gotta go with a Draw here. Props to Iggy for not giving up after getting tagged at the opening bell. Benn failed to remove the lid though and loses points.