Smith-Pelly received an instigator and misconduct.
I just enjoyed seeing that piece of $h!* Orpik knocked on his ass!
Who doesn't love seeing Brooks Orpik get knocked on his ass
Many would say the fight was stupid because it was a clean hit, and while that's somewhat true, it's not quite the whole story. What the clip doesn't show is that this was the culmination of an earlier incident where the 'nucks were challenged after a couple of questionable plays (in the Caps' eyes) and kept shying away away from a fight. Good on Hutton for manning up on behalf of the whole team, and Smith-Pelly came over to the box before the penalty to thank him for doing so.
Hutton has to defend himself for making a good hit. He landed the only decent shot and gets the win.
Nice legal hit by Hutton, but in today's NHL you answer for those regardless. Smith-Pelly scores glancing blows with his first two punches, after which both of them flailed. Normally I am complaining about poor camerawork, so it's good to be able to say thank you for the excellent video (multiple angles and all). In closing, Orpik bites the big one.
A few early Smith-Pelly elbows resulted in Hutton's lid coming off and DSP got Hutton off balance for the take down, but that itself was mild. Most punches missed their mark. The thought counted more that the tilt, but the instigator penalty was weak sauce. A casual review of replay shows both contestants joined simultaneously. Hutton connected zero times.
Great hit! Great fight! You can have your staged fights by heavyweights. Gimme a spontaneous explosive quick battle like this by 2 guys I've never heard of any day. And dooshbag Orpik on his ass is a bonus
Smith-Pelly with the slight win.. Hutton does not get the win because of the hit, thats TOTAL BS, was a nice clean check that Orpiks teammate wanted to defend him, build team chemistry.
Smith-Pelly might of got a few shots in at the start of the fight but after that don't think either one of their punches hit anything.
Good Clean hit. Pelly did a good job sticking up for teammate
Awesome open ice hit. Stupid fight. 3
WHOA, what a beauty of hit and what it makes even more special is that it was on orpik.smith-pelly didnt hesitate and started to throw immediately and landed 2 solid rights.but hutton responded with coupe of his own which stunned smith-pelly.too bad they lost balance not too long after that...draw and 5 i thought smith-pelly fought in nhl before but after checking his fight card i realized that it was his 1st nhl fight.i mistook him for etem probably
Draw. Always funny to hear people complain a fight happened after a clean hit. quit trying to come up up with rules at to when a fight should happen - remember if this happened outside the rink someone's ass would be going to jail. Just to remind some of you clowns the fight is to send a message that I don't want my teammate getting hammered whether the hit is clean or not. Ask if anyone on Washington had a problem with what Smith-Pelly did. Now go ask your Mom if your allowed a cookie before bed.
Pelly needed a better showing there, but Sutton needed a better one
Nice Hit by Hutton. DSP gets in his first NHL fight and pulls out the Narrow win.
I could have bought a draw for Hutton but I couldn't find a win anywhere in there. A great hit followed by a win for Smith-Pelly.
Hard hit on the very deserving Orpik by Hutton Immediately DSP comes over and engages. A decent tie up and ok fight between 2 guys who don't really fight. DSP with the 17 PIMS added to his season total and a slight edge.
Another bullshit fight after a clean hit.
4 year olds slap fight better than that. We earn the real win by getting multiple angles of Brooks (the s is for stupid) get dinged.
Very clean hard hit... the fight was pathetic as neither really landed anything. Smith gets the win but not by much. I give it a 3
Smith-Pelly stepping up big for his team, gets a slight edge due to being more aggressive.
Few things here. A: great to see orpik get a taste of his own medicine, I love it! B: solid clean hit. C: absolutely love fighting in the game and i should ALWAYS STAY in hockey but having to fight because you lay a clean hit on somebody is a shame. D: get rid of the instigator rule.
Hutton wins based on that beauty hit alone! Smith Pelley ate the only good punch as well. Win Uncle Ben.
Love the body check, need more of those in the game. Too bad you have to fight which may discourage some of these clean open ice hits. Pretty even after that, looked like each guy landed a good one.
Like to watch that chickenshit orpik get dropped. Coulda been a real good scrap of Hutton stayed on his feet.
Brooks the pu$$y Orpik got drilled. Love it.
I'm giving this to Hutton simply because he did NOT HAVE to fight! That was a perfect check...and clean! (on a guy who isn't always so clean)... WHY THE NEED TO FIGHT?
Smith Pelly beat the tar out of Hutton. Hutton's face blocked several of Smith Pelly's punches. High elbow from Hutton on Orpik caused the fight. BS intigator call. Should've been a major for elbowing
Wow! The real knock out was Hutton's legit hit on Orpik. That was actually a great play. Looked like Orpik also got away with a dos-y-do when he spun another Canuck to the ground at the redline. Two Caps for the price of one. The only real punch that landed was Hutton early in this fight too. At least we didn't hae to watch the Sedin sisters fight.
I'm giving it to Hutton b/c DSP did no damage at all (and Hutton really didn't either) but the best hit was the clean check on Orpik. Nicely done Hutton.