Other Penalties: Downey received an instigator and misconduct.
Funny...every time a Wild guy hits someone when their down everyone always sais..what a bi t ch ..or what a cheap little girl...but with downey..no one sais shi t.. I will actually give the better fighter a win regardless if he hit someone when their down..its a fight...not a love making contest !! Win for Downey
While Downey wins the fight hands down, he initiated it in a completely #[email protected]% manner. As someone who was at the game and seated fairly close to where the fight happened Downey came up behind Lappy and initiated the fight from behind, pushing Lappy in close to the boards before he even got turned around. I'm not saying that Lappy would have won this fight straight-up, but it would have taken a miracle for Downey to lose the fight after the manner in which it was initiated (hence the instigator and misconduct he also received). Also, the punches after Lappy had clearly turtled and conceeded the fight were absolutely gutless. I hope that Downey tries this same garbage against one of the true heavywieghts in the league later this year and sees so many stars that he thinks they're playing old time hockey on the pond at night.
Downey sticking up for Lidstrom, who was knocked out of the game earlier by Laperriere. Easy win for Downey.
Laperriere has to stop fighting. He's too old or something. I haven't seen him win a fight a in the last two years. He's embarrassing himself, his team and his people. Save the fighting for those that still care about winning Laperriere.
Downey should've laughed after that one. It's not call no-class, It's called kicked ass.
Downey takes care of business for the Wings. So glad he's with the team. Adds a lot of toughness the Euros don't have.Well, they're tough, they just suck at fighting. Downey fights at the right time with the right player, who usually deserves it. Like Lappy.... Disabling an elite , clean player like Lindstrom is no achievement, it's a bozo move with the elbow to the face. . he got what he earned and deserves some more.
and the fighting is winner from downey. and the red wings won this fighting.
Downey overpowers Lappi...
Good for Downey sticking up for Lidstrom. Hurt the number one dman in the league and youll pay for it.
lappy was beaten to the ice,enough said.
Downey has looked good in his fights as of late. This one is no exception, Laperriere didn't really do much in this one. He wanted to go again with Laperriere later on in the game too. Must've felt he had some unfinished business. Win clearly goes to downey
Lappy is a gamer but Downey beats him down. Winner Downey
Gotta hand it to downey...the guy fights old school and says the right things in the lockerroom. He LIVES by the code. He knows his job and is fearless out there. His last 2 fights have really proved his worth to the wings. It was great seeing La Pussy-aire turtle at the end from the flurry of lefts Downey was pummeling him with....way to go Ian. Sidenote...McCarty just had a hattrick with the GR Griffens. Fully expect him to be called up by the 26th. Way to go Aaron. Don't know where the wings would be without him this year. Can't wait to see him and Big Mac play together on a checking line in the playoffs. For the season..Downey is 6-0-3 according to HF.com stats. He'll probably end up with a few more this weekend....especially with the Flames coming up. Love those calgary games. Gotta say that his signing this season has been a huge success. Ken Holland is a wizard.
Lappy should learn how to fight... even shane doan kicked hiss ass...
Lappi is a big p......y. He likes throwing elbows at non-fighters and then gets completely squashed by not quite the best enforcer in the league.
downey is a beast
Lapperriere got his ass kicked. he deserved it for that cheap hit on Lidstrom. Downey put him on his punkass again early in the 3rd period too. He'll get more the next time these two teams meet.
Downey overpowers Lappy who has no choice but to turtle. Clear win Downey, who was looking to punish Lappy for putting a hit on Lidstrom (that knocked him out of the game).
Lappy got the beat-down he asked for.
irish downey is looking huge the past few weeks. steps it up, puts lappy down like a beetch.
Lappy got beat down and maybe even turtled a bit, but his hit on Lidstrom looked clean to me. This rivalry never died, it was just dormant for a while. Both teams are now fully awake. I hope they meet in the playoffs so Lappy can get a chance to redeem himself a bit.
The announcers and apparently the idiots here that say Lappy's hit was clean did not see the elbow to the jaw, how the hell do you think Lidstrom was knocked silly, because his knee was twisted ? Ridiculous, I wanted to go through the tv and pummel them when they said it was clean. This being said, I love the fact that the Avs tried to rough up the Wings, every team should do it to them, because Laperriere is the only guy in the league that the Wings can beat up.
You can't touch Lidstrom. Is that clear now ?
Downey by a mile. This all started because of a dirty hit by Laperriere on Nik Lidstrom who left the game. Downey beat Lapuke down like the dog he is. Later in the game when Downey went after him again he was jumped from behind by Cody McLeod. I thought when the Avs got rid of Claude LePew, Forsberg and Foote, they got got rid of all the backhitters. Guess they got a whole new crop.
Lapp needs to stop fighting all together, he has become the league punching bag.
What? Laperriere cheap shots Downey? Tell me how. Tell me how. Downey came after Laperriere for his CLEAN hit on Lidstrom. And then Downey wins the fight, obviously, and makes himself look like an arrogant prick when he continues to throw punches when Lappy goes down and turtles. The Wings play dirty, whether it's taking cheap shots at someone during a fight, taking a dive, running interference, or having Holmstrom get both of his feet in the crease and force goalies to look at his big ass. You've lost all respect you had for Laperriere? I've lost all my respect for the entire Red Wings organization and you.
Definite win for Downey.
Nothing better than seeing Crappy get fed his lunch.
WIN DOWNEY...OWNED Lappy has really been getting handled this year, which is disappointing after such a strong showing last year. I'd say he's gotta be up for most disappointing fighter of the year, he's my leading candidate anyway.
C'mon Lappy! You got more fight in u than this... Win Downey & embarrassment for Lappy.
UMPH!!!!! CRASH!!!!!! SMASH!!!! BOINK!!!!!! KAPOW!!!!!!!! HOLY DESTRUCTION OF A HUMAN BEING BATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Win for Downey, the kid can throw with the best of them and he owned Laperriere...but I was dissapointed to read that the Wings thought the hit on Lidstrom was dirty. Nothing at all dirty about the hit, and one of the few times I have ever seen Lidstrom get caught in a position like that. Agree with whomever said it, you lay a hit on a franchise player and you expect to have to answer for it....but nothing at all dirty about it
Laperriere is looking for a fight, he cheap shots Downey. Downey was just protecting his teamates. Good work. I have lost all respect for Laperriere.
Downey with another win, I love lappy he has as much hart as anyone, but Downey slapped him in this one. Nice to see the Wings and Avs goin at it again.
Downey sticking up for his captain, psyches up his team. Issues out a beating too...This is exactly why the NHL will always need fighting. Take away fighting in this instance and the game gets REAL ugly. No question.
good thing Downey isn't bigger - he is one tough sob
laperriere went turttle just like another former teammate, hopefully Lap's does'nt make a career out of bad hits!
Good to see that pest Laperrierre getting what he deserved.
Didn't they square off again later in the game? What was the outcome? Although I wasn't "at the game" it looked to me like they were both looking at each other when the exchanges started..... give me a brake avs fans. Downey with the win.
It's nice to see someone stick up for the Red Wing stars.
I was at the game and Downey jumped Lappy from behind. No wonder he beat him. I'd like to see a square off between the two and then we can see who fairs better. Downey with a bitch move in my eyes.
lappy gets slapped silly here....good to see
Why would anyone throw a heavy high right elbow to Lidstrom? He's one of the cleanest most gentlemanly players in the league. Props to Downey he beat laperriere like a snare drum. Im kinda ticked at Cheli. You need to be there foryaboy. Downey will be there no doubt for his teammate's and hopefully Mccarty will be there also. GO WING"S
Way to turtle Laps. It is nice to see the Wings and Av's get ugly with one and other again. Maybe we will get more of this in round 1 of the playoffs.
Great fight by Downey and finally nice to see Detroit have someone that sticks up for their teammates. After reading some of these posts, I can see why Wings fans are not liked much. The hit on Nick was a clean hit, just got caught in a bad position and Laperriere paid for the hit just like he should have. This is WHY fighting NEEDS to stay in hockey, clean hit or not, you hit a "star" player, you pay the price. Same thing would happen if Sakic got hit like that.
turtle time! clear win downey! atta boy!
Downey is the guy we need in Detroit to stick up for our markee players. Great job.
Downey is sick. only been a hockey (and wings) fan a couple years, but it doesn't take a history lesson to know that downey is just what detroit needed to back up their stars.
Good ridence to bad rubbish,, Lap should get it twice for running his mouth so much
Cheap shot or not, you take a run at a captain and you should expect pay back. Fair fight - clean win Downey.
Downey was a bit motivated for the right reasons - sticking up for an injured teammate. Granted he was fired up and instigated the fight in a way that won't please everyone here but lap**** had a second chance later in the game when he skated into Downey in front of the Redwings bench to start the fight right. Didn't seem like he was very interested. The punches after lappy turtled were probably not "proper" but deserved after he dribbled Lid's head into the boards with his elbow.
To my man from Shelburne, Downey!
Holy Tornado Taters! Have not seen 'ol Downey throw like that in a while. Must have been from all the beers at Luke's Bar in Texas. WIN = DOWNEY
All Downey all the time! Loved when Downey stood like a rock in the 3rd when Lappy ran him (high, as usual) and landed on the seat of his pants! Would have liked to have seen Babcock KO the demoted Granato, too! Spanky Jazz - learn the game! You have Red Wing envy, my man...
A great Laperriere beatdown. Looked alot like claude in the turtle postion
Downey the best thing since havin McCarty who was also a best. Great fight and nice beat down.
Lets see if Laperriere gets a suspension High hit to the head on a top player.Nice job Downey
laperriere sucks...just let mcleod fight for ya he's the real enforcer on the team
Hello I am new here..Must to say - nice fight for Downey!
downey looked like d mac out there beatin on a turtled aves player
Boom Baby! Downey delivered on that one! Teaches Laperriere to touch Nick Lidstrom!
Now bring back McCarty and the wings will have some respect again.
This was a good fight mainly because it was downey...second of all he was beating the crap outta him after laperriere took out lidstrom
Great go by Downey - absolute ass-whipping and a true turtle move by Lappy
Downey dished out some ass whoopin
ahahahaha that was a nice turtle move by laperriere, downey by a long shot
Lappy is obviously turtle enough for the turtle club. May have been a clean hit on Lidstrom but the fact remains is that hes the captain and he was knocked out of the game. No matter what team it is any enforcer will stick up for their Captain. And the ones crying about Downey doin the work, this is hockey. Hockey at its best.
Man I love Downey. He's been such a great addition for the Red Wings. The guy has such heart. And he wins almost every fight he's in. I love watching him play. He represents the Winged Wheel like a warrior. Great to watch him pummel Laperriere.
Aaron Downey shows the right way to get an instigator and proceeds to earn every second of his extra penalty pummeling Laperriere.
I was at the game. What the video does not show is that Downey dropped his gloves about 15' behind Lappy, approached him from behind, and then basically jumped him. It was like the Bertuzzi-Moore incident, except Downey chose to sucker punch him versus tackling him. Granted he needed to respond to the Lidstrom check, but you still have to square up to the guy, no? And the punches after he fell were BS too. I wish the teams played again this season so that we could see an honest square off, like it's supposed to be done.
Downey with the win here but he is an idiot if he thinks Laperriere's hit on Lidstrom was dirty. It was a perfectly clean check. Another instance of someone taking exception to a good, clean hit by responding with fists. It's getting out of hand. Sticking up for your teammates is one thing, but this is quite another. I'm sorry Lidstrom got hurt, but that happens sometimes, and the hit was not dirty
I'd almost give Lappy the win just for the beautiful hit that sparked this.
pretty easy win for Downey
Nice turtle by Laperriere. Claude Lemieux would be proud.
I'd like to know who the morons are who picked Laperriere. It's gotta be Colorodo fans who like players who turtle- ring a bell, eh claude? Winner: Downey
What? Everyone giving a Red Wing a clear win? Are you guys sure Lappy didn't slip or anything? Maybe he had a cold and was under the weather? Win Downey.
downey with a beatdown
heres the penalty breakdown. Downey 5 mins for fighting. and Laperierre gets a hug from his mommy for receiving a beatdown.
Downey with perfect technique.. pulls the helmet off Lappy and pounds him into the turtle with many lefts.
downey just pounded the back of his head good