If you are going to have your first NHL fight, you might as well do it while (a) playing in the playoffs, (b) blooding up your combatant, and (c) sparking your team to comeback against a highly favored opponent. Win OKPOSO.
Niskanen loses the fight, and gives the Islanders some momentum to comeback from a 3-1 deficit. That should count as 2 losses.
I've never been more proud of Okposo!
Okposo did a great job winning as well as the Islanders hopefully it will deflate all that ego Pittsburgh is carrying everywhere.Nobody is giving the Isles. a chance wouldn`t an upset be nice. For you guys voting Niskanen. Watch the video again.Okposo wins ! MeatPlow: You better save some of that for me !
Almost a KO with the first punch, but ended in a bloody mess. OKPOSO with three great rights. Most blood I've seen in...ever? as the result of a fight. Changed game momentum, some more points for that too. Niskanen's punches caught shoulder pad, despite what some Pens fans might say. UPDATE: Apparently 13% of reviewers are dillusional Penguins fans!
After getting tagged twice, Niskanen was smart to hang on and try to get a few in himself, but the damage was done and Oak gave the refs his jersey with Niskanen's 'autograph' on it. Nice way to amp up the team and stick up for one of his teams leaders. Good job by Beast Mode Okposo.
Good to add that Okposo took exception to a clean hit.
didnt know what OKPOSO could bring to the table. took 5 years .he did well
Okposo really knocked his head back with those two rights. He also scored the winner and got #3 star of the game.
Great comeback for the Isles, Win Okposo as he landed 2 nice punches. Kudos for Matt for actually receiving the blows and still a gamer. Go isles as i dont like Pittsburg and i got a bottle of fine Whiskey on the line. cheers fellas.
As the fat bug eyed walrus would say .....win player number 21 .....lol. Okposo with the win On another note you've got to love Brandon Prusts enthusiasm re his comments on McLean....lol .....it's the month of may and the leafs are falling....I thought that was supposed to happen in Autumn
okposo's 1st nhl fight and he landed best punch of the fight but i cant give him the was linesmen had to step in to save him when niskanen was starting to get the upper hand
Not surprised that there was a fight, but was surprised with the identities of the combatants. Okposo did a lot better than I would have guessed he would. He not only got in his shots, but kept his opponent from getting any in until his balance was lost. Definite win for Okposo. It would be really fun if this series heated up.....
Just because a guy has a bloody nose or a cut does not mean he lost the fight. If one fighter bloodies another fighters nose; then gets his a** pounded; obviously he lost the fight. In this case OK had the best shots and the W. Hopefully the Leafs and the Bs can give us some HW entertainment tonight. Boston will win the series; I just want to see some crazy brawls.
Okposo lands one good shot but Niskanen comes back and does pretty well. This fight is a clear draw.
First shot nearly drops Niskanen, second shot bloodies him like a popped cherry. Okposo definitely gets the win! Let the Okposo-Iginla comparisons recommence!
Oko making a withdraw from the blood bank via niskanens face... Niskanens a pretty tough kid brave effort... Not sure I have seen that much blood since chara v kocci
The win is mostly about sparking the team. Sure Okposo landed one good shot early, sure he cut Niskanen. But after that Niskanen got up, tied up his opponent, and threw more/better. That's a draw. No player would call the fight a win on the merits of the fight alone. But obviously it sparked the team to turn it around and get a big win. I'm pulling for the Isles, btw. Wins are given out too easily around here.
KO with the TKO. And it changed the game and might have changed the series. Isles in 6. Lets go Islanders!!!
I'll give the win to Okposo simply because he drew blood but both got good shots in....the sad part is that Niskanen gave a good legal hit towards the end of his shift and Okposo, who just started his shift, wanted to come in and fight a tired Niskanen. It would be nice if some of the Pens fighters would drop the gloves in this series if anything but just to slow down some of the somewhat late, but legal hits from the Islanders
Niskanen was a surprise, after the first couple of punches he came back and pounded on Okposo. However Okposo gets the win but only barely.
First 2 bombs opened up Niskanen gave a close win for Okposo
Wow... A couple of nice clean shots.... Okposo with the statement....
Kyle did okay with a smaller guy but he still slipped down.....try Engelland or Glass and see how you do Okposo or do you just fight smaller guys?
Blood=Loss Niskanen comes back but its too little to late. Okposo drops him
Nisky kick his ass, KO isn't as tough as he thinks.
if im okposo i fight the guy crosby beat,then i beat him too.
Great Jen Tilly W okposo
So the gloves aren't glued to Okposo's hands after all. BTW, Pittsburgh is tough enough to play against without the refs rigging the calls.
win and momentum changer by Okposo; fight worth the effort for it was part of a great hockey game
Okposo does solid damage, and ends the fight before he gets hurt himself. This really rallied this troops, and may have been the turning point for the Isles. Defending your second best scorer, getting frustration out, injecting energy into your team, AND being a leader by fighting as a guy who rarely tussles with anyone... this is a great example of when to fight in a game. Huge win by Okposo, on many levels.
Okposo took out some frustration here! Nice win!
Okposo with the bomb and the W
Okposo landed a good punch and Niskanen landed two or three to even it up. Okposo got his team going. Pittsburg needed to come back at them. Cost them the game.
There is a God!!! This is playoff hockey!!!! Sticking up for ur teammate then lumping the guy who did up! PRICELESS! Okposo did the right thing and it was his first fight in the NHL! Okposo dropped him right off the bat...and held his own kudos to Niskanen for taking a punch and going back at it. Win Okposo
Okposo with the clear win -- slip at the end notwithstanding
okposo with 2 good shots,win okposo.give niskanen credit he took 2 good rights
Very good scrap consedering those 2 guys. Oktopuss with an early start and a very good 1 too... Niskanen with a comebavck at the end... he showed thoughness to keep going. Overall... Win Oktoposo in a close 1.
The only reason Okposo goes down at all is because this was at the end of a shift and he was already winded. Niskanen punches Okposo in the back maybe once in the head. Not saying the hit was super dirty, but Moulson was bleeding in the mouth afterwards, good to see teammates sticking up for each other. Okie wins the fight and then some.
A Minnesotan war! Awesome!
Win to Opo. Niskanen pulled it together at the very end but his punches hit the shoulder pads.
win Doc Oc
Win for Kyle. If the Islanders upset the mighty Penguins,this fight is where it started. Kyle ain't Clark Gillies but hey it was a good fight. @ Custombreaks Sharks win game 2.
Good bout... Okposo with a few bombs Niskanen came on a little to late.. Win Okposo with a bloody victory....
Honestly a good tilt, okposo with more damage by the cut but Niskanen puts him down, puts down a guy who is bigger than him. I call it a draw.
Good open ice hit by Niskanen, Okpusso landed a couple of good shots in the beginning then laid down on the ice so the refs would stop the fight once Nisky started to pound on him.
Okposo did some serious damage to Niskanens face. Very good scrap.
Okposo was my early winner. But Matt Niskanen Came back at the end for the edge.
Niskanen took 2 thunderous blows that split him open but didn't even shake him up and he started beating Okposo into the ground when the refs broke it up.
Okposo with a couple of good punches to earn the W. Niskanen was cut pretty good.
I don't know how people can think Niskanen didn't win this. Okposo landed an amazing hit, but Niskanen stood up immediately after and took him back down to the ice. One good hit doesn't take him down, and he retaliates with a couple nice shots. It was close, but Niskanen definitely came out on top.
KO with the win. Kudos to MN for going with a broader and tougher guy, as well as not quitting and fighting back until KO lost his balance. Only an average fight, but done well.
Now I understand why Okposo never seetled things w/ Phanneuf. I agree he won, but Niskanen dropped him as well. For a guy as big as he is I expected much more.
Okposo sees the hit by Niskanen, and doesn't go after him until he sees that Moulson is shaken up. Great job of standing up for a teammate there. Also, have to admire the helmets being thrown aside. Neither guy fights a lot but this was a good scrap. Okposo early with some nice rights, and Niskanen late in a comeback attempt, Okposo with the W.
Okposo landed a lot of shots at the beginning of the fight - but by the time it was stopped, Niskanen was pounding him over the top of the head. Giving this one to Okposo is a mistake. Look at the last 6 punches, 5 of them thrown by Niskanen - this is a TKO, Okposo hits a knee. Great fight
You get cut that bad u lose!
So you decide to jump a guy Sid beat up after a clean hit that Moulson gimped up on for a moment.... Real he man... next time find Engelland.. then we"ll talk about what a tough guy you are.
Congratulations Matt Niskanen. You just got your face rearranged by a guy with ZERO career fights. This fight was a turning point in the game and maybe in the series, so a well timed fight for Okposo and kudos to him for beating the tar out of Niskanen for taking a run at one of the Islanders best players. Pens fans must be crapping their pants right now with their team going back to Long Island with that discombobulated circus clown Fleury in net. Methinks Tomas Vokun is already beginning his stretching exercises. Inspirational win by Okposo and the Islanders.
Okposo did some damage, but niskanen ended the fight. Slight edge to #2.
Meh. Win Okposo, but not as lop-sided as I thought it might be. Okposo should be glad it wasn't Engelland that made that hit. That would have seen a different ending! LOL