Other Penalties: Begin received an instigator and misconduct.
If this is going to be considered a fight then give to Neil.
This was no fight but how come that fag announcer didn't say that Begin handed Neil his butt in this. Jack is such a tool. Draw for this hugfest (I think Stevie just wanted to be close to Chris because of his lifestyle).
Draw. Can't have a winner if there wasn't a fight...and there wasn't.
That was Barely enough to even call a Hugfest wtf? but Remember Begin was a Hab after all...
draw!!!! should have been match roughing penalties,how can you have a fight when there are no punches thrown.so youget fighting majors just for dropping the gloves??? what is that bullshyt!! i give credit for begin a none fighter just a gritty player going after the much much tougher neil. Atleast he was stickin up for his teammate on a high elbow. thebigbea55,what is you hatred towards lucic,he is a good player,one of the toughest in the game and isn't dirty doesn't hit guys when they are down except brown who deserves it. he held up on harrisn you moron and every other fight he had
I dont kno how anyone could give Neil the win. Why because he threw one punch and it hit him in the shoulder then then both fell over ? Explain the win to me? They fell over before anything happened. I think there needs to be a rule that unless 4 punches are thrown at least one by the other person its not a fight. DRAW
nothing much going on in this fight.fight started because neil laid a big hit on wideman and begin stepped in.mostly a wrestling match.
nonfight, one punch by neil, but its a draw = nonfight
Neil tried to throw a punch, but Begin went down before he could. CN takes this one more on what "would" have happened to Begin (Neil winning handily) rather than what actually did.
Um...Neil with a the beat down.
neil wins this fight. boston is losing most of their games and losing all of their fights too.........boston is going down the drain fast.......flushing the toilet on their season............ boston has no hope to even make the playoffs this year......they really stink.
think jack edward's boy lucic would have eased up ??? hell no Begin should have learned a hard lesson here but Neil showed weakness for the first time in his career and don't give me this 'code' bs would begin have eased up if the table were turned?
Hate neil but he showed some class, something i didnt think he was capable of
SLIGHT EDGE C.Neil
Not much of a fight, but Neil could and did dominate.
Win Chris Neil.
At least Neil landed one. I hate players starting a fight after any clear hit.
good job on neil to let up when he's down.. if that was lucic on top, i'm sure lucic will continue to punch the guy..
Steve "The Garbage From Montreal" Begin loses his first of two fights on the year... Begin Instigates and loses again....
There were a couple of punches thrown by Neil,tough to see if anything landed though.Begin is a gamer,but he and Bitz both need to keep their gloves on and leave the fighting to Thornton and Lefebvre (If Julien ever lets him play).Easy win for a guy I cant stand,Chris Neil.
Is it really sticking up for your teammate if you get beat up and manhandled???
Kudos to Begin for stepping in but Neil was too kind--he could have beat him to pulp.
Neil follows the "code" so Begin is lucky to be alive after trying to run Neil and then getting handed his _ss on a platter.
Nice gesture from Neil. He could have hammered Begin was down defenceless.
neil with the win in this scrap. the bruins lost all 3 fights in the game.
neil could have killed begin (dropped bombs as they went down and while on top) if he wanted to, I'm glad he didn't, video shows two landed before the flop, neil win, good for begin to stick up for his teammate who got smoked on a clean hit, even though it cost an instigator.
Chris Neil gets alot of bad remarks on this site but he is a top 5 fighter in the nhl and can actually play the game ....another easy win for the guy i call tough as neils...also a great hit before the bout
Neil won, but let him off easy.
The Boston announcers suck. They are the worst homers out there. I remember a few years ago the leafs were up 7 to 1 on Boston and Andy Brickley was commenting with a bounce here or a bounce there the result could be different. What a bunch of losers.
very fair from Neil at the end. Could have landed more shots!!
THERE IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHY CHRIS NEIL REMAINS THE TOUGHEST PLAYER IN THE NHL. I HOPE BEGIN GETS OUT OF THE COMA SOON WHOS NEXT LARAQUE
Clear win Neil.
Neil's an Idiot
So how either guy got a major for that is sad. That was two roughing majors. Chris Neil is a guy like Avery to me. Likes to talk and fight guys that dont fight. This was possibly the weakest "fight" this year.
How did Neil win? Are youstupid? They both fell over morons!
100% draw. Neither landed anything, and the only reason Begin went down is he skated in to fast and lost balance.
win neal in a crappy one
Damn, I was hoping bruiseyoureye and mcb would take their dumb shenanigans somewhere else for the new season but apparently not. Yeah, Begin definitely didn't win this fight (draw or decision to neil, who knows/cares. Not much of a fight), but your anti-bruins idiocy completely invalidates any actual points you may ever make. You guys need to figure out something else to do with your lives. I'm sure even idiots like you can figure something out thats more productive than this.
again big hit = fight......not much of one mind you.
Win Neil. Begin didn't need to do that, but he did. Props to him for stepping up, but in my opinion Neil's hit did not warrant retaliation.
rare class shown by Neil, he could have hurt him bad at the end.
Lots of respect for Neil for letting up. He really could have pummeled Begin.
Not much of a fight.. big question hit (looked high to me, but wideman got up fine). Begin steps in, which is good to see but Begin vs Neil is a bit of a mismatch. Goes to the ice quick and Neil holds up from throwing any punches, which was even better to see. Neil wins in what probably should have been called a double roughing on Begin and a roughing and possible elbow for Neil.
Clean hit and easy win for Neil. Edwards would've been calling this a "one-punch knockout" if the situation were reversed.
Begin stands up for teammate and promptly gets knocked down. Edwards and Brickley quickly move to commenting about the hit and not the fight. Hilarious!
NEIL FOR THE WIN
neil with a great hit, then a sweet two punch knockdown
q and e: Neil got that one!