October 10, 1996
2nd Period - 14:18•1996-1997 Regular SeasonCairns and Marshall start pushing in front of the Rangers' net after a whistle and each drop the gloves and square off. They lunge in and each player grabs on with the left and throws with the right. After a couple of punches miss their mark, Marshall tags Cairns right on the chin. The punch rocks Cairns, but Cairns stays on his feet. Cairns responds with another right that Marshall slips and counters with a left to the side of Cairns' head/helmet. They do a 180 and Cairns tries a left that Marshall ducks under. Marshall now has his head buried in Cairns' midsection and has a hold of Cairns' leg trying for a take down. Cairns throws two uppercuts that make Marshall lift his head. He comes up swinging with a right that comes up short. Cairns then unloads with three rights that miss their mark and Marshall responds with three lefts that come up short. They somehow pull away from each other, but they're not ready for the fight to end. The linesmen try and stop it, but the fighters re-engage. Marshall immediately goes for Cairns' leg for the take down, but Cairns starts throwing right uppercuts and the linesmen come in before he can do any damage to Marshall.
G. Marshall (DAL) vs. E. Cairns (NYR)
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