They start pushing and shoving before the faceoff. After the puck drops, Boogaard gives Simon a few cross-checks before they drop the gloves. They grab on and grapple in tight as Simon takes Boogaard's helmet off. They continue to wrestle around until Simon gets his left hand free and connects with four straight punches as Boogaard backs away and misses with a right that Simon ducks under. Boogaard then throws three long rights to the back of Simon's helmet. Boogaard misses with a right before they lose their balance and fall to the ice.
The injun scalped the pale face.
Ok fight. Edge Simon.
big Derek wanted this one, but not the result as Chris got off those hard lefts square to the face early.. DB tried to get back in it but nuthin really landed... give much respect post mortem to a VERY tough dude in Boogaard, shame he went down so early.
NARROW WIN Simon! Simon landed more. OK fight.
Boogaard proved that he was willing to take on all comers that first season, unfortunately he had his hands full with the true heavies that year.
Vet vs up and coming....Vet wins on that day