February 14, 1997
3rd Period - 9:10•1996-1997 Regular SeasonThe linemen are busy dealing with a scrum and these two decide to go. Nice, long square off with a little shadow boxing. The both lock horns and it is serious toe-to-toe time. Both start landing rights at the simultaneously. At first Poeschek's are landing higher, but both are landing. After 6-7 rights the Chief starts landing the better shots, cutting Poeschek. They are in a slow spin and are still landing rights. Poesheck loses his helmet and they tie up a bit. Berube throws four more, three land, one a solid shot, before Berube wrestles Poeschek down towards the board. Berube didn't have him down firmly because while the linemen are breaking them up you see Poesheck land a hunched-over right hand. As Berube skates off you can see he is also bloody, around his mouth. Excellent fight. Other Penalties: Sergei Gonchar received a roughing; Dino Ciccarelli a double roughing.
R. Poeschek (TBL) vs. C. Berube (WAS)
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