Fritsche hits Hartnell along the boards and Hartnell takes exception, shoving Fritsche and then dropping his gloves. Fritsche drops his mitts as well and Hartnell quickly tries to get Fritsche's helmet off, but fails. Hartnell then throws three rights until he switches to the left and throws two wild ones. Fritsche gets in a right during the flurry, but goes down to a knee, allowing Hartnell to connect with an overhand right to the back of his helmet. Fritsche gets back to his feet and they crash into the boards before falling to the ice with the linesmen quickly jumping in to break things up. Other Penalties: Hartnell received an instigator, instigating with a shield (minor) and misconduct.
Scott Hartnell vs Dan Fritsche Fritsche hits Hartnell along the boards, and Hartnell gives him a shove and drops his gloves. Fritsche drops his gloves after Hartnell had already started swining. Hartnell throws five rights, most of them hitting Fritsche's helmet. Fritsche responds with a right, as Hartnell switches and throws a couple lefts. Fritsche goes to his knees, but immediately gets back up. They go up against the boards, and Hartnell's helmet falls off. Fritsche wrestles Hartnell to the ice, and the linesmen quickly move in. Edge to Hartnell for throwing more punches. Fritsche was bleeding from his forehead while in the penalty box.
EDGE Hartnell for landing more. Small battle.
Fritsche hits Hartnell along the boards. Hartnell does not like the way he hit him, so Hartnell shoves him up high and off come the gloves. As the camera gets there, Hartnell throws two rights. Then they both throw a punch, Hartnell threw a bomb at Fritsche, looking to connect. Fritsche goes down to his knees, gets up and the start wrestling for position. Fritsche gets Hartnell, who loses his helmet, by the boards and shoves him hard enough to make them both fall to the ice.
Win Scott Hartnell.