A few takeaways. First -- "Real hockey fans" like fighting -- full stop. Especially after a hit like that. Second -- that was a nasty hit (in the back, leaving your feet and so forth) and there apparently was no penalty on the hit or Campbell's nasty cross-check. Third -- If you going to fight someone for a nasty hit to send a message of team toughness, at least throw a punch. Don't just eat a few lefts from Hendricks.
Every young team should have a veteran like Hendricks! Brings it every night and leads by example! Hit was nasty, fight not as nasty but fun to watch. Got to love when I turn on a game and see some old time hockey!!
somebody peel Egblads nose off the glass please, Hendricks does his Patrick Kaleta imitation followed by a pretty good Ryan Reaves act. Great job refs, Egblad came in to the game at 6'3", goes out at 5'11" and minus a nose...I remember when Hendricks was the biggest knuckle sandwich eater in the league last year, looks like the roids are paying dividends.
After Gudbransson lights up Hall to no response Hendricks lights up Ekblad and gets an entire line chasing him down offering him challenges. Hendricks manages to actually throws punches and earn a rating higher than the aftermentioned "2" comment from his previous fight this game.. Still big ups to the Shaw kid for throwing down. Who wouldve guessed that Edmonton vs Florida would be the game to watch Rematch in 7 days!
Anyone else notice Hendricks look up after the hit, see someone coming for a fight, then turn and skate away fast as possible?
Awesome hit...then an easy win for Hendricks. Shaw needs to really mean it if asks for a fight!
Holy cats! What has gotten into Matt Hendricks? Somebody got up on the wrong side of the bed today. Lol. Win Hendricks.
cheap hit by Hendricks shaw stepped up not a fighter wonder if thornton or someone like that was out there would Hendricks be so tough
shaw tries to avenge hendrick's' huge hit on ekblad.it was admirable but not very wise or effective.hendricks landed 2-3 solid left before they went down shaw is after bjugstad another panther who got his 1st nhl fight in this game
Big hit...not so big fight .....the edge does go to Hendricks
hendricks can't fight. what a puss puss.
Hendrick's switch to left handed completely caught the Shawster of guard and he gets the loss.
Hendricks with the win and a nice jersey pull down.
Hendricks finally learning how to take care of business. He may be a bit of a goon, but he is the type of guy who will do whatever it takes to help his team. You cannot fault the guy for his commitment.
Hard hit draws the ire of a few stray cats that morph into deer in the headlights when Hendricks performs the 180 degree slide and comes up chucking. Logan Shaw channels his inner Art Jimmerson ..... a losing strategy.
Shaw looks for revenge but forgets to throw a punch, leaving Hendricks to do it for him.
Three fights in a game! Three fights in a FLA vs EDM game!! How is there no call on that hit?
I can't believe there were no other penalties. Hendricks with a rare win.
Hendicks gets a 10 for the hit, but the fight only gets a 3
Cheap shot by Hendricks he should have the crap beat out of him The hit on T Hall was a clean check
Matt Hendricks kind of reminds me of a cartoon character. No one really takes him seriously. He's like Yosemite Sam, or something. Thinks he can fight but everyone knows he can't. The guy is one of the biggest jokes I've ever seen in the sport. Having players like him are the reason the Oilers have been the doormat of the NHL for years. That being stated, someone on the Panthers should have turned him into a hamburger patty after that hit on Ekblad. You have to protect your young stars, and there are few in the league brighter than Ekblad. Shame on Shaw for completely embarrassing himself there. Win for Hendricks the Clown.