November 17, 2018
1st Period - 3:09
2018-2019 Regular Season
Voting Results
Sam Bennett 49.5% (49 votes)
Darnell Nurse 20.2% (20 votes)
Draw 30.3% (30 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by boldbilly on November 18, 2018 at 08:05 AM

Two Ontario lads going at it .....Don Cherry must be proud .....Hard to believe that these guys are only 22 and 23 years old....Especially in the case of Nurse it seems as if we’ve been mentioning his name for ever,that being said.... I agree with Behn Wilson here about Nurses unnecessary cheapness here,it does seem like he often over reacts after the fact. In this case he seems to have wanted it to continue and that last over the top shot once the linesman had intervened was cheap,dangerous,and unnecessary to say the least. Not sure how Bennett has the lead here both were swinging for the fences very little landed by either.....I saw it as a draw and scored it at 4

Posted by GreatMurray on November 18, 2018 at 08:28 AM

Bennett landed his first punch. But this didn't show that punch. I was watching the NHL package coverage. Nurse landed zippo. Bennett was busier and honored Nurses request for vengeance for the great hit. Bennett gets the nod. As usual the stripes got in the way ...ridiculous.

Posted by Behn Wilson on November 18, 2018 at 07:30 AM

Nurse (as is often his nature) begins and ends the affair with some unnecessary cheapness... while Bennett shows a long fuse and an eventual willingness to engage whomever OldGrouch nails it Nurse is like the latest version of Ol’ Hairball Hartnell... in that his “personality” eventually convinces most to end up cheering for him to be on the receiving end of some long-overdue justice

Posted by kranium62 on November 18, 2018 at 01:01 PM

Unfortunately for Nurse cheap shots and shouting AFTER the refs come in don't count (Zach Kassian is another that his this history, acting all tough and angry after the refs come in, usually after he got tuned as well). Bennett with the slightest edge.

Posted by slapshotmcg on November 18, 2018 at 01:03 PM

Nurse should have ended up with 4 extra minutes after that. He seems like a dirt ball. Take a look at him jumping Polak if you need any more proof.

Posted by canamrugby on November 18, 2018 at 03:01 PM

Nurse can’t feel good about getting trucked by the much smaller Bennett with a clean body check and then popped in the mouth with the only shot that landed in the ensuing altercation instigated by Nurse. Zebras may have helped the home team player by jumping in early but still a win for Bennett. The NHL package showed a much better angle of Nurse getting punched in the mouth to start the fight, hence the bloody lip.

Posted by Mike Ricci on May 18, 2022 at 12:00 AM

One clean punch each.. You can see Bennett land a shot from the far replay. Nurse lands the upper cut and a couple helmet grazers. Draw. Hopefully Bennett and Evander Kane fight tonight to settle their beef from the previous game.

Posted by nait on November 19, 2018 at 10:06 AM

Why the hell did the ref let it go this far?? Bennett was just trying to play the game and Nurse was just mugging him the whole time.

Posted by Flyers2019 on November 18, 2018 at 08:32 AM

Give this a draw. Nurse straight stalking Bennett, looking to prove his manhood and the zebras come running in. Nurse like “Let us fuckin go!” My man was looking to extend that fight to another round but refs said no thank you (in a very feminine voice)

Posted by bigmike53 on November 18, 2018 at 04:10 PM

Even scrap with Nurse wishing the linesman all the best for the upcoming Holiday Season!

Posted by FinnishHarvey on November 18, 2018 at 01:31 AM

draw. referees came too early

Posted by Old Grouch on November 17, 2018 at 11:58 PM

A few punches thrown by each player but nothing really landing. I was hoping Bennett would land at least one good one since I found Nurse to be an a--hole looking to avenge a hard but clean hit on Bennett's part.

Posted by tacomania on November 20, 2018 at 06:35 PM

nurse by an edge,then crumby ref stepped in ,lucky for sam

Posted by jerry s on November 18, 2018 at 05:07 AM

could have gone on longer but the linesmen jumped in

Posted by Jellyczar on November 18, 2018 at 01:05 PM

Bennett takes enough of an examination from Nurse Darnell and fires back with some anger. Didn't see the game and don't know why Nurse was so intent on aggravating Bennett.

Posted by sedinfan on November 18, 2018 at 01:42 AM

Bennett is one brave dude. Should have been a mismatch but he hung in there. Liked the body check earlier as well. Doesn't have the hands the Flames were hoping for, but he plays hard.

Posted by frielster on November 18, 2018 at 05:08 AM

Nurse was instigator.

Posted by tweaky25 on May 18, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Refs step in too soon, Nurse with the borderline late punch, etc. Folks talking about Nurse with the obvious hold, but somehow miss that Bennett has an elbow lock on Nurse's stick the whole time. That is why nothing was called...both of them were cheating, so the refs let both slide. Bennett with the one shot early, Nurse with the uppercut. Draw, and a 4 due to jumpy linesmen.

Posted by dogginit on November 18, 2018 at 08:58 AM

Bennett with a great open ice hit on Nurse who didn't like getting dropped on his ass. Nurse pushed the smaller Bennet to go and caught one , didn't land anything. Edge to Bennett.

Posted by EK65 on November 19, 2018 at 12:43 PM

As easy as it is to cheer against Nurse, for context Bennett absolutely destroyed Nurse with a huge hit on the first shift of the game. As far as the actual fight goes. The refs hop in a bit prematurely but, both guys are able to square and engage Bennett does enough to grind out a decision and I think the general dislike warrants a 5 rating.

Posted by basilrathbone on November 19, 2018 at 02:46 PM

Bennett had enough of Nurse punched back.

Posted by jlh2640 on November 19, 2018 at 02:08 AM

Love emotional fights like this. Nurse throwing a late bomb also makes him lose even more. Bennett rocked him with a clean hit, not to mention Nurse went on to hold him 3 times before the fight with no call. Bennett for the win

Posted by uncle_rico_42 on November 18, 2018 at 03:41 AM

Bennett with a slight edge, great open ice hit on Nurse earlier as well.

Posted by toocool4u on November 18, 2018 at 03:11 AM

Nurse is a clown. Love Bennetts tenacity.

Posted by Keithclark69 on November 18, 2018 at 12:07 AM

Close Bennett got the best shot in at the beginning

Posted by kari takko on November 18, 2018 at 12:53 PM

This fight doesn't happen if ref calls Nurse on the obvious hold. Not that I don't mind the fight, just another case of refs not making calls, fight erupts, then they stop it premature. #refdrama

Posted by Humper on November 18, 2018 at 07:30 AM

Not much connecting here despite a fair bit of malice on both sides. I would have liked to see Nurse get his comeuppance but alas, it was a draw.

Posted by Oswegofightfan on November 18, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Wow Nurse is kinda pos huh? Love how he waited for the ref to grab the guy before he throws that last punch. Should have got 6 min for the three penalties before the fight.

Posted by claire alexande on November 18, 2018 at 02:45 PM

Edge to the somewhat smaller, but much, much, much smarter Bennett. What a fun, nasty hockey game.

Posted by Mounty in NC on November 22, 2018 at 03:18 AM

How does Nurse not get an additional 2 for interference, holding, hooking??? As for the fight goes, it was close but Bennett was more aggressive and landed the better shots. Not bad for a smaller guy. Score it a 5 (I took a point away for the cheap punch by Nurse after the officials stepped in. And it was obvious)

Posted by omorales on November 18, 2018 at 12:09 AM

Bennett needs more size. Nurse wins.