January 20, 2012
1st Period - 2:57
2011-2012 Regular Season
Voting Results
Chris Kunitz 35.7% (40 votes)
Max Pacioretty 36.6% (41 votes)
Draw 27.7% (31 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by dpappas1 on January 20, 2012 at 09:03 PM

Worst fight (?) of the year!

Posted by martinsG on January 21, 2012 at 04:05 AM

chicken dance...

Posted by fenians79 on January 24, 2012 at 03:41 PM

Thank God they were not in Montreal otherwise 911 would have been ringing off the hook after this brawl! Heavy sarcasm included.

Posted by filthynumber1 on January 21, 2012 at 07:06 AM

why is kunitz not getting a penalty for that cheapshot of a hit????? whatever crap fight.... draw

Posted by tim22r on January 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Terrible fight easy draw

Posted by CZuke39 on January 21, 2012 at 06:27 PM

Bob Errey is toe to toe with Jack Edwards for worst commenting in all of professional sports. Does Errey know their are actually 29 other teams that play in the NHL outside of Pit.

Posted by mudman55 on January 21, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Clean hit. The Canadiens can't handle any physical play. Wimps. And did these announcers just compare this hit to the hit that Cooke put on Savard? RIDICULOUS and SHAMEFUL.

Posted by staceyb on January 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Payback but even.

Posted by Double Nickels on January 21, 2012 at 05:21 AM

How is it the same turnbuckle that Chara hit Pacioretty into if it is in Pittsburgh? You are blowing my mind announcer guy.

Posted by kinga101 on January 21, 2012 at 09:16 PM

These payback fights are a joke. The targeted player seems to keep coming out on top or unscathed.

Posted by FightsOfHockey on January 20, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Power Forward fight! Draw

Posted by workthejab on March 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Retard announcers...that was a bit of a blind-side hit on Erik Cole, not someone hitting Patchy for a previous hit. Patchy stands up for Erik after a questionable hit. Unfortunately, although strong as a horse, patchy doesn't really know how to fight...but does a good job of tying Kunitz up and avoiding the shots.

Posted by dontpokeTheBear on January 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Lousy scrap but, not Kunitz' fault as Patches did nothing but hold on to his sweater. Habs blow.

Posted by DARCY T on January 21, 2012 at 02:27 PM

it was erik cole and not pacioretty who got hit by kunitz...draw

Posted by jnblose on January 21, 2012 at 02:04 AM

Kunitz gets it for effort. Maxipad did nothing.

Posted by Leo B on January 21, 2012 at 06:51 AM

A total wussy dance. It is embarassing to call that a fight!!!

Posted by Behn Wilson on January 22, 2012 at 07:09 PM

Ok, I get the reasoning behind the ''holding, hiding, and panicking'' routine... if you happen to suddenly find yourself on the wrong end of Engelland, or Asham... but seriously...hugging, and ducking your way through an embarrassing attempt to avoid the dreaded Chris Kunitz??? Not exactly ''future Captain material''.

Posted by dogace on January 20, 2012 at 09:54 PM


Posted by bruins rule on January 21, 2012 at 07:53 AM

not much going on here.

Posted by yngblonde1 on January 21, 2012 at 03:55 PM

Give the win to Kunitz because the other guy is a true turd..I see why the goon of Boston tried to kill him with the famous hit..With this schmuck and PK on the team, Montreal is smelling like 5 day old road kill

Posted by le coq grande on April 23, 2012 at 09:59 PM

A bulldog fighting a wolverine!!! good times

Posted by neiljc on January 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM

First of all, Kunitz wins for showing an interest in something other than ballroom dancing. Next, don't give either guy any crap about visors. Neither player had an interest in removing it, so anything goes as far as ripping the other guy's helmet off once the fight starts. And lastly, Pacioretty was looking for Kunitz because of that hit, not Kunitz looking for Pacioretty over the Letang incident. And yes, Steigerwald and Errey are terrible. Why not use hall of famer Mike Lange on TV?!

Posted by shawn46 on January 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Should have been Engelland. Patchyourassy is a dingleberry on the back bush of Montreal. He had height and weight over Kunitz and all he wanted to do is paw and huggle him like a toddler getting dropped off at day care. The only Hab I hate more is Puke Kay Slewban.

Posted by OrpikFan01 on February 09, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I gave Kunitz the win here because all Pacioretty did was try and make the fight a draw! He did nothing to enhance the fight, he only threw two punches that did not land! Anyone who said that he won was obviously a Canadiens fan!

Posted by mcb798 on January 21, 2012 at 09:30 PM

BIG CHRIS KUNITZ kicked pacioretty ass in this scrap.

Posted by Brooklynite on January 20, 2012 at 09:00 PM

Not the most graceful dancing I've ever seen. Kunitz and Pacioretty ain't no Torvill and Dean. Really cowardly of Kunitz to yank off Patches' helmet while he was all visored up and protected. I'm just glad that Max got in a couple of ear-shots. Nice to see two Habs "win" two fights in consequent games. More big bastards on the team, please!

Posted by lescamil11 on January 21, 2012 at 01:26 AM

Steigerwald and Errey: worst homer announcers out there. The fight wasn't as bad as their commentary, but it was bad enough. Pacioretty gets it for at least landing something.

Posted by nait on January 21, 2012 at 05:54 AM

kunitz lost for not taking the visor helmet off. then pacioretty stepped up for the only good hits

Posted by ghjkfdhgfd on January 21, 2012 at 09:35 PM


Posted by GreatMurray on January 21, 2012 at 07:14 AM

This was a joke. Pitts. Coach makes a big speech about how it is over and done. Guess Kunitz didn't get the memo. Really lame fight. Patch didn't want to and Kunitz was big time puzzy! Let me get this straight...Kunitz wants Paciroetty's lid off but he wants to fight with his on. He loses the fight and the statement on all counts. WHAT A JERK!

Posted by DanHalen on January 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Decision to Pacioretty, Kunitz never landed a punch

Posted by boldbilly on January 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Pacioretty with the close win.........Kunitz if you're going to exact revenge a better effort is needed. Cowardly to remove his helmet when you are secure with your visor. Close wboring win for Pacioretty the non fighter.

Posted by mpaps71 on January 21, 2012 at 03:26 PM

How can anyone watching this think Kunitz won? Pacioretty was just asserting his will. It's clear he was too strong for Kunitz who could not even get his arms free. Pacioretty even tried to call the fight early rather than embarass Kunitz. Lucky for Kunitz, Pacioretty wasn't looking to hurt him.

Posted by dkdanielkli on January 21, 2012 at 05:38 PM

Kunitz didn't lend even one punch, Paccy wins the fight !

Posted by BigBird on January 22, 2012 at 01:54 PM

I wonder what the announcers were watching before the whistle, it was Cole that got run into the boards, not Pacioretty. Pacioretty was sticking up for Cole, it wasn't about Kunitz, or anyone else going after Pacioretty.

Posted by BritishRedWing on January 21, 2012 at 07:38 PM

Typical Kunitz. Fight was a draw, I got tired just watching. Kunitz is just a punk, always has been. He really fit in on the Duck's roster.

Posted by betaswitch on January 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

@kkdowning, this isn't about the announcers, who I think are more objective than most, especially the ones from Boston. They thought the hit was on Pacioretty. @mudman55, they were just saying that Cooke was expecting to have some people go after him for hitting Savard. Go Pens!!

Posted by Boone2511 on January 20, 2012 at 09:44 PM

Pacioretty is a pussy

Posted by Snoka on January 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Maxine hanging on for dear life like a typical hab pansy

Posted by Nelstorm on January 21, 2012 at 03:20 PM

Kunitz gets the win here for getting the lid off Pacioretty. Pacioretty's one good blow only struck plastic.

Posted by chad420 on January 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

win Calvin Klein...Pantsaresweaty is such a mary..im so glad the Habs are the enemy

Posted by Jlssg4 on January 21, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Terrible fight...giving it to Kunitz cause at least he tried to do something.

Posted by BruinsAandR on June 04, 2017 at 04:53 PM

Kunitz won

Posted by Penguins22 on January 21, 2012 at 04:20 PM

Kunitz didn't forget about the dirty hit on Letang. Way to defend your teammate.

Posted by kkdowning on January 21, 2012 at 12:05 AM

what a sloppy mess -- and I mean the d#mba$$ Pittsburgh announcers.