November 01, 2008
3rd Period - 11:44
2008-2009 Regular Season
Voting Results
Shane Hnidy 92.8% (155 votes)
Matt Niskanen 3% (5 votes)
Draw 4.2% (7 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by gmathiak123 on November 02, 2008 at 08:38 PM

Where was the fight all I saw was Boston acting like a bunch of b*tches. I respect Lucic but what a little girl in this one. Can't take a hit, go back to the AHL then. Clean hit unsportmanlike actions by Boston.

Posted by R_Wick33 on November 02, 2008 at 01:16 AM

worst announcer ive heard so far

Posted by renaudh on November 02, 2008 at 03:08 AM

Avery is a shame for ou sport. Must be out of the season. It's always the same with this player. No place for player like that.

Posted by SirYohans on November 03, 2008 at 03:55 PM

That hit by Avery wasn't even dirty, neither was the hip check earlier by Ott. -Win for Hnidy vs. ?Niskanen? ...That's worse than a loss.

Posted by patou147441 on November 02, 2008 at 08:10 PM

Hnidy acting ridiculously as the Bruins always did.... what a shame.... Hdiny is a pussy, he always took the one who didn't want to fight....

Posted by plum29 on November 02, 2008 at 01:00 PM

horrible by Hnidy to jump on Niskanen like that and start dropping bombs right and left. Niskanen isn't a fighter and Hnidy just unloaded on him. Hnidy should be a real man and challenge Ott or Barch, not Niskanen...what a joke.

Posted by 98semax on November 02, 2008 at 06:52 AM

that fight was just unfair...Hnidy showed no class dropping bombs like that on a non-fighter. Can't wait to see Avery pay for his actions...Lucic will get to him one day and destroy him...

Posted by Heyzeus on March 11, 2009 at 10:26 PM

LOL, yes, the Boston announcers are easily the biggest douche bags you or I have ever heard anounce a hockey game. I wonder if they personally hand dry the Bruins balls after games? Clear Win for Hnidy against a non-fighter Niskanen, who actually handled himself fairly well - took his lumps and at least attempted a couple in return. But lets not kid ourselves Boston fans, Hnidy is a huge pu$$y.

Posted by anc2514 on November 02, 2008 at 07:36 AM

Buxx, you're an idiot, his job is to draw penalties, and if I remember right, he did that just fine. Get a clue, fool. The fight, if you re-watch, The guy grabs NIsky and starts beating the shit out of him b/c her knew the refs werent watching. He should be suspended, period. Nisky only fought back after about 10 hits to the head b/c he was afraid of dying.

Posted by tattooedkingpin on November 02, 2008 at 10:05 AM

pretty cheap of Hnidy to go after a non fighter. the announcers need to be fired.

Posted by Behn Wilson on November 02, 2008 at 10:30 PM

Kid does the right thing and gets the crap kicked out of him. Note to self= Don't grab just anyone in ascrum.

Posted by Humper on November 02, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Hnidy wins, but proves nothing but being able to jump someone who can't fight.

Posted by grapeshine on November 03, 2008 at 03:33 AM

Worst announcers ever.

Posted by shrk33 on November 02, 2008 at 01:43 AM

Mismatch! You think the guys on the Stars are wishing Avery wasn't on the team?

Posted by Thunderbolt on November 02, 2008 at 12:48 PM

Niskanen took the beating intended for Avery. I just wonder if Avery appreciates or would do the same for a teammate.

Posted by 5 for fighting on November 03, 2008 at 03:50 AM

Way to go hnidy for whooping a kid that does not fight or is not a fighter in the nhl. sure you where pissed of because ott would not fight with you but that does not mean you take out on offensive players.

Posted by halgillrocks on December 31, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Haha.....Sheriff Shane Hnidy.......

Posted by carts22 on November 02, 2008 at 05:26 PM

niskanens not a fighter at all, but he got worked

Posted by dtcbob on November 02, 2008 at 02:43 AM

I can not stand the announcers. They are trash. Dont even think Niskanen saw it coming. Props for atleast trying to get one of the 5 off his teammate

Posted by PA232 on November 17, 2008 at 01:24 AM

Who were the A$$clowns that voted for Niskanen? Maybe Hniey could have have picked someone tougher, but that isn't his problem. He kicked his A$$!

Posted by staceyb on November 02, 2008 at 05:25 AM

For crying out loud, Niskanen is not a fighter. Hnidy should have been going with Ott or Barch. The play by play announcer sounds like someone out of the old EHL. Meanwhile, Dallas is losing a lot of hockey games and that has me wondering if Sean Avery has disrupted the chemistry on the team.

Posted by bleight14 on November 02, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Win, Hnidy, period. Avery, you deserve everything you get, and more, you should have been pounded by Lucic and Thornton, instead you only drop the gloves against guys like Ferrence, and talk trash to the fans behind your bench, you're still all talk no fight, and you hide behind linesmen and security guards, good job, keep it up you looser

Posted by KHayes666 on January 15, 2009 at 12:22 PM

lol Sheriff Shane Hnidy. For all the people bitching that he grabbed Niskanen and not Ott....hard to grab Ott when half the Bruins roster was on top of him throwing punches. I understand Niskanen isn't a fighter but hey, kid was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Posted by Buxxxx on November 02, 2008 at 07:15 AM

I'm a Dallas fan but I can't stand OTT or AVERY. Ott plays the same as he did in the O. He's not a boy anymore and he still doesn't have any balls. If your going to be the pest. Answer the bell !!

Posted by DARCY T on November 02, 2008 at 06:04 AM

win hnidy but im surprised by niskanen.he did quite well and didnt get embarassed

Posted by RykerHC on November 02, 2008 at 05:00 AM

Well, Hnidy won this fight, but Niskanen seems to have not been prepared for a fight, leaving a sour aftertaste to the win.

Posted by Gunslinger on November 02, 2008 at 07:32 AM

Sean Anally lives up to his name(and not so closeted rep) and trys for some back door but hitting from behind. It must be great to be a Dallas fan!

Posted by Boogeyman2383 on November 02, 2008 at 08:52 AM

"Niskanen isnt gonna be a pretty little boy anymore." But Niskanen is not a fighter. Hnidy should know better. If he wanted to fight, he shoulda challenged Barch, Ott, or Avery. Lol commentators are retards

Posted by fryboy on November 02, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Niskanen was forced into the fight because Ott was off with a misconduct, Barch was in the box because of the fight with Thorton and Avery was being beat on by Savard. Good thing the ref got a hold of Lucic otherwise Avery would have gotten a real beating.

Posted by bruiser11 on November 03, 2008 at 02:20 PM

even modano was sick by the crap that went on in this game, he said it's the worst he's ever seen and if thats what the Stars were shootin for, then they better find him an off ice job he said..You know He means ott and avery AND the stars mangement that put them there! ALSO 4 that matter, who cares about the kid Niskanen gettin beat on by nidey.welcome 2 the nhl punk..nidey wanted 2 fight Ott but Ott b**ched out. I like the guys that protect their team not hurt it, like ott and Avery do...i'm just glad the stars at least employ a dude like krys barch still.

Posted by walrus655321 on November 03, 2008 at 08:44 PM

Clear edge to Hnidy, and to the announcers because you tools spend more time complaining about them than grading the fight. Everyone's aready pointed it out, but Hnidy DID go after Ott...Ott ran away with his tail between his legs.

Posted by acoin517 on November 02, 2008 at 04:18 PM

for all of you complaining about hnidy beating down a non-fighter in niskanen you're lucky i don't coach boston - with the crap ott & avery pulled i woulda had someone beat the hell out of modano or take out turco

Posted by BostonBruins08 on November 02, 2008 at 01:31 PM

props to niskanen. hnidy dominated him, i thought the refs sould have broke it up sooner. if the stars want to play like that they should back it up.

Posted by bruins34 on November 02, 2008 at 05:59 PM

Not much of a fight. Hnidy came at it ready to go and it showed. I miss Derek Sanderson and Fred Cusak. They were homers, but they called a much better and entertaining game.

Posted by Bruins17 on November 02, 2008 at 06:44 PM

was appropriate for the situation at hand. Ott and Avery caused that mess, but the referees were partially to blame because the players were not allowed to police themselves earlier in the game. Ott was a total puss and should be embarrassed. If he cant take responsibility (physically) for his actions, then he needs to a total beat down.

Posted by jano on November 02, 2008 at 01:14 AM

Can't stand the annoucers!!... Domination by Hnidy.

Posted by Jellyczar on November 04, 2008 at 08:38 AM

Avery needs a beating.....Hnidy simply handles Nisky.

Posted by mink007 on November 02, 2008 at 07:40 AM

Hnidy the win...

Posted by Ragtop1day on November 02, 2008 at 10:44 AM

cheap shot, again, with Avery....people come to see the show.... Sheriff Shane ??? ....the Bruin announcers are fun to listen to...

Posted by Dammit-Man on November 02, 2008 at 08:18 PM

I thought the best part of this video was Saavy Smoking Avery's Head, but Clearly a win for Hnidy

Posted by 4th line on November 04, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Niskanen did a fine job of hitting Hnidy's fist with his face. Borderline cheap shot from Avery? That's be the first one by him that's borderline.

Posted by Towmater on November 02, 2008 at 06:24 PM

Worst commentators ever. Hnidy should have waited for Avery to get up and then pounded him, too bad.

Posted by goods5119 on November 02, 2008 at 05:37 PM

The folks on here criticizing Hnidy are way off. He didn't just jump in on Niskanen and start wailing. Niskanen came at him. If you're a non-fighter, and not prepared to fight, then don't take on a fighter. Plain and simple. What the hell is Hnidy supposed to do, tell him that he won't accept his challenge because he's a tough guy and Niskanen isn't? What was Niskanen skating up to him for, a cup of tea? BTW, Jack Edwards is horrendous. I don't know a single B's fan who likes him. Terrible decision by NESN to replace Arnold with him.

Posted by Bruins29 on November 02, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Lets be honest here. Niskanen did the right thing by jumping into the brawl and grabbing the first guy he saw. Unfortunately, he grabbed "The Sherrif" who was already pis$ed off that Ott wouldn't fight him earlier. Hnidy then tossed Niskanen a solid beatdown...basically just pummeling him with right hands until he got tired. Old time hockey.

Posted by Wensinkfan on November 02, 2008 at 02:57 PM

I wish Edwards would wet his pants in another market. Hnidy with a good win from a flurry of blows. Too bad this one did not turn into a full line brawl. It could have! Win-Hnidy.

Posted by billy jack on November 03, 2008 at 01:53 PM

some times a poddle just has to snap at a doberman,and then its just fur and blood flying,matt grabed the wrong guy at the wrong time,you want to pull on someones jersy you may just have to answer to if some one would give the girly boy modano a slap,all will be fine.dallas is looking like a brett hull team all yappers no fighters,well barch is a gamer,.matt lived up to his name,he was walked on like a door can any one call this a draw or win matt,some kids get bored i guess.

Posted by PastorJ on November 02, 2008 at 09:43 PM

Jesus, poor Niskanen. Wrong place, wrong time. Good to see Savard go after Avery...

Posted by BigPapa08 on November 02, 2008 at 09:42 AM

Unless you watched the whole game you should reserve judgement on who Hnidy should or should not have fought. He dropped the gloves with Ott as did Thornton but Ott wouldnt fight, same with Avery.

Posted by JETTA KNIGHT on November 02, 2008 at 10:11 PM

i'm pretty sure hnidy didn't stop to check out the name on the back of the Dallas jersey. he grabbed the guy and started pounding because of the Dallas jersey right in his face. do you think Dallas could trade him to Russia?

Posted by jlmcgui on December 06, 2011 at 07:48 PM

Niskanen wants to go diving into a fracas .. be prepared to get your butt handed to you occasionaly. Don't want to tango, don't go crashing into a pile-up, after your thug team mate just railroaded Milan Lucic from behind into the boards ... what the heck do you think is going to happen to you? Hnidy challened Ott, Hnidy actually dropped his gloves and the officials were going to "let them go" ... but Ott skated away. BTW Andy Brickley knows his $hit!!!

Posted by Masterofone on November 02, 2008 at 01:21 AM

In regards to the Boston announcers, I personally apologize, but it's only broadcast in New England so therefore Homers are perfect for the job. Had Niskanen not come flying in at Hnidy, there would have been no punches thrown, but I can understand given the situation: Ott was turtling after a dirty hit and was being wailed on by a playmaker.(Savard). This might be a message to Niskanen to get linemates other than the scumbags he has now. (Ott and Avery)

Posted by Thunder Cat 2 on November 02, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Hnidy just unleashed on poor niskanen, huge punches landed. it was sweet

Posted by learn to vote on November 02, 2008 at 09:24 AM

hahaha. some of these comments are great. and Niskanen got what he deserved. its called backing your team up. something Boston has always done and done well

Posted by clydefrog on November 02, 2008 at 10:50 AM

I give Matty "prettyboy" Niskanen credit for grabing a tiger by the tail, but if has anyone to complain to it should be Ms. Avery and Ms. Ott. what jokes of hockey players.

Posted by C. Alter on January 03, 2009 at 02:40 AM

This was started by a blind-side attack by the punk: Avery.

Posted by PFLY64 on November 03, 2008 at 09:06 AM


Posted by bvoas1 on January 03, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Steve ott needs to grow a pair and drop the gloves either that or just quit playing hockey he was absolutely classless during thats game and about the bruins announcers who ever the retard was that said the announcers sucked is a moron andy brickly is a great anouncer so if u wanna pick on jack edwards fine but not the brick.

Posted by dbach on January 04, 2009 at 02:36 AM

i love how dallas started these 2 fights when chara wasnt on the guys i guess

Posted by scrapnuts on November 03, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Obvious win for Hnidy. But I don't feel bad for Niskanen. This is coming from a B's fan. He did the right thing, and even though he lost, he hung in there. No reason for him to hang his head. Avery and Ott on the other hand....

Posted by nepg on December 06, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Would have loved to see Lucic get his hands on Avery.

Posted by pmarz1 on November 06, 2008 at 08:24 PM

I'm sure Niskanen regets getting involved in this one but at least he didnt run and hide like Ott. Hey gmr133, get your facts straight, Nishanen comes flying in and grabs Hnidy, not the other way around you moron. And to reinforce the fact that you are indeed a moron, Andy Brickley is recognized throughout the league as one of the best annoucers in the game so to state that "1. The Boston announcers s-u-c-k." just shows you are clueless among other things.

Posted by qmchugh on November 02, 2008 at 07:09 AM

Boston beatdown

Posted by Hell of a TILT on November 03, 2008 at 01:19 PM

POOR Niskanen.......All he wanted to do was grab on to Kessel and watch the brawl, but Sheriff Shane intercepted him and gave him the beating of his life.......He was absorbing punches even before he got his gloves off! Avery is lucky that he finds the linesmen after his shenanigans.......or Lucic would have ripped his head off and crapped down his throat!!

Posted by Bruinsbear on November 02, 2008 at 11:39 AM

hnidy dominated no question

Posted by pens08 on November 02, 2008 at 01:32 AM

clear win for hnidy. niskanen flew in there and took the beating ott should have. ott refused to fight hnidy earlier in the game.

Posted by keithshoo on November 02, 2008 at 07:43 AM

I was at this game last night. Ott was taking runs all night long, but refusing to drop the gloves. There is no room in hockey for a guy who takes cheep shots but won't drop 'em. 2x THornton got penalities for trying to fight this wuss. What a disgrace. Regardless the crowd went nuts when Sevard started wailing on Avery. He is far from a tough guy. The old Bruins look to be back!!!

Posted by bruins rule on November 14, 2008 at 11:06 AM

hnidy absolutely destroys niskanen in this fight.

Posted by braindog1017 on November 29, 2008 at 01:36 AM

I love this. Hnidy was dying to hit someone and he picks and innocent scandanavian fellow out of nowhere. Wrong place wrong time.

Posted by detroitwings08 on March 27, 2009 at 06:26 PM

knidy kicked his a**

Posted by HockeyJock6476 on February 12, 2009 at 01:02 PM

Hnidy's fist was stuck so far down Niskanen's throat that it was coming out of his ass.

Posted by Josh6708 on November 03, 2008 at 10:47 AM

Avery and Ott are two of the biggest pussys in the nhl. they run around like idiots and then dont take responsibility for it instead one of their linemates has to get there face pounded in. the nhl needs to get rid of that stupid ass instagater penelty and let everyone in the nhl kick the shit out of those two losers. win Hnidy. Avery should kill himself

Posted by nofin22 on November 17, 2008 at 05:46 PM

how could someone think niskanen won

Posted by hughcares on November 02, 2008 at 09:06 AM

Niskanen better learn that if you want to come to someones defence be prepared to drop the gloves. Niskanen got what he deserved and if those pussies Avery and Ott don't want to be accountable, guys like Niskanen are going to be getting their lunch handed to them. Great job by Hnidy. Those of you dumping on Hnidy either never played the game or want to be fashion designers like Avery.

Posted by NHO3713 on February 09, 2009 at 06:51 PM


Posted by Spanky_Jazz on November 03, 2008 at 06:39 AM

Niskanen tries to stand up for a teammate and ends up like a bowl full of Smucker's Jelly...

Posted by Heavyweight2 on March 30, 2009 at 07:33 PM

edwards is such a f*g

Posted by gmr133 on November 03, 2008 at 01:21 PM

1. The Boston announcers s-u-c-k. 2. Savard is an idiot--Avery cheap shots Lucic, for crap sake let Lucic get up and beat the snot out of Avery. I'd pay an extra $20 to see that. 3. "Sheriff Shane Hnidy"? The Boston announcers s-u-c-k. 4. Hnidy should be ashamed of himself--grabs a kid who's never had a fight in the NHL, who's not even involved, and beats on him. Not much to be proud of there. 5. "his pretty little face..." ? The boston announcers .... yup--s-u-c-k.

Posted by IrishFiveO on November 03, 2008 at 01:55 PM

Hnidy has a nickname... Are you freaky kidding me?

Posted by costa1416 on November 02, 2008 at 02:59 AM

horrible by Hnidy to jump on Niskanen like that and start dropping bombs right and left.... buddy i hope ur kidden

Posted by blackngold on November 02, 2008 at 02:15 PM

Niskanen got pounded like a motherfucker.

Posted by Wild_KO King on November 02, 2008 at 10:09 PM

Poor Nisky, he's a Minny boy, too bad...Clear win for Hnidy Turlte Avery, Turtle!!!!

Posted by barnibizer on November 02, 2008 at 04:19 AM

Hnidy is a tough guy...he just doesnt drop em much. Not sticking up for Avery's career, but don;t think this hit was that bad. This is a hockeyfights site!!! We want to see big hits and the occasional rough stuff. Give Avery a break.

Posted by CocoQuaker7 on November 02, 2008 at 09:03 AM

Hnidy cleaned up on Niskanen. Avery is a real piece of crap. How does Jack Edwards keep his job? He's awful once again!

Posted by TBLightningGuru on November 09, 2008 at 04:18 PM

i shall no longer waste time from this day forth talking about Jackass Edwards. Everyone knows he's a tool everyone hates him. Hnidy wins easily Avery and Ott are pussies.

Posted by goon10 on November 02, 2008 at 09:26 PM

Niskanen was an unfortunate victim of Ott and Avery being classless cheapshot artists. I actually feel bad for him. I wonder how big the locker room pool is in Dallas to pay the first opposing enforcer to pound either one of those clowns? If there's any way to chip in, let me know.

Posted by gonzo44 on November 03, 2008 at 09:40 AM

Ugh! I hate Boston's announcer.

Posted by snowboardinmatt on November 02, 2008 at 03:43 PM

Domination by Hnidy, props to Niskanen for getting into it but I wish it had been Avery getting destroyed

Posted by BostonBruins19 on November 02, 2008 at 09:41 AM

This game is a perfect example why there should be no instigator penalty. If there was no instigator rule, this whole thing would have been over when Thornton tried to fight Ott in the 2nd, after his first low hit... or at least when Hnidy tried to fight Ott later in the second. What is Dallas trying to pull? They have the three biggest p***ies in the league on their team (Ott, Avery, and Ribeiro). And as always, I apologize for Jack Edwards, but I get a kick out of when Brickley corrects him on air every few minutes. At least the quality of video on Nesn is very good.

Posted by marinermoose38 on November 02, 2008 at 09:27 PM

God I hate the Stars! And quite like the Bruins. That said, Jackass Edwards is the most embarassing announcer in the history of sport. Oh, and on to the fight, "Sheriff Shane" Hnidy easily takes care of Niskanen.

Posted by werk22 on November 03, 2008 at 09:35 AM

Avery is a scum bag. and a cheap shot artist that cant back up his own actions...always running away after his bushleague stunts.

Posted by hnacht on November 02, 2008 at 12:03 PM

hnidy wins.

Posted by country2hvymeta on November 03, 2008 at 02:30 PM

Jack Edwards what an idiot!! shut up already! Niskanen isnt gonna be a pretty little boy anymore??? whatever, Avery with a very questionable hit and Savard and Hnidy standing up for the team again. Lucic would have loved to get at avery.

Posted by Clockerchops on November 02, 2008 at 09:43 PM

easy win Hnidy too bad these teams don't play again this year, the way Lucic was pointing at Avery you know it would be a throwdown.

Posted by terrystheman on November 02, 2008 at 03:00 PM

Hnidy attempted to drop the gloves with Ott a few timesnduring the game. Those dumping on Hnidy for beating Niskanen cleary didn't see the game or they do not have a clue. Niskanen won't be the last Dallas player to pay a price for having those two vaginas (Ott & Avery) on the team.

Posted by GreenprideGBPDS on January 31, 2009 at 03:52 PM

FUck the stupid Bostin Bruins announcer he thinks that they win everything and the Boston Bruins suck balls try to win a f**kin Stanley CUp in this Century