Other Penalties: Downie received an instigator and misconduct.
Downie gets big points for sticking up for his teammate knowing full well that the idiot Neil had a lot of pounds and inches on him. Not much of a fight, just am tussle and a fall. Neil will get his next time he steps on Tampa ice.
I hate Neil big time but I admit that this is a nice and clean hit. I would love him if he's on my team but he's not so I hate him. Props to Downie but he'll never beat him.
Downie sucks. Neil sucks. Too bad they both didn't break their hands. Crushing hit by Neil. As usual, he's out headhunting, once in a while his hits are clean, most of the time not. I will never applaud him, he's a pile of dog shyt.
A much better hit than so called fight. Another Eurowuss that gets drilled with his head down. Gotta love it!!! Downie sheets jumps in and gets thrown around like the dryer sheet he is also for good measure. Neil going back to old school hockey and finishing his check. That defenseman should punch that goalie in the chops for setting him up like that. Tampax Bay goes 0 for 2 in the fights tonight.
now you see why i was glad when neil got bloodied up earlier in the year, and i got messages about why i felt that way. now you see why. he's a punk and he will get his later this year
Who is that idiot announcer? Clean hit and a clean win for Neil. Hedmond will learn to keep his head up eventually or he'll end on the same career path as Brett Lindros.
First of all that is a clean hit. It was also a violent hit, good for Neil. Second, it provoked a response from Steve Downie? OK. So Downie (who made a far dirtier hit awhile back) instigates a fight and gets tagged for the extra punishment, good for Neil. Thirdly, now Neil has an opportunity to pound Downie. That is great for hockey in general because guys like Downie should be pounded out of the NHL for making a far dirtier hit against McAmmond a year or two ago on an almost identical scenario. My only complaint is that Downie didn't get enough of a beating. Can you tell I am not a fan of Downie? I am a fan of Chris Neil...I wasn't before this play but now I am.
keep-your-head-up lesson by Neil.
Slidge edge for Neil. Fight is boring but the hit is awesome :-).
Great hit. And he does run around on the road!!
Nice hit by Neil, Neil takes on Downie for hitting Hedman and owns him.
Again, getting ridiculous having a fight over a nice clean hit.
Good hit, Crap fight. W Neil
over just as it was getting started.
Neil on firaa!!
wow Hedman got a wake up call behind the net..welcome to the NHL
Win Chris Neil.
Great,clean hit by Neil and he then goes and hammers Downie who gets big props for standing up for his teammate.Signed a Flyers fan !
Awesome hit.. That's what happens when you play the puck with your head down. I'm surprised the piece of crap Downey actually went after Neil.
I dislike neil and always root against him but he made a great hit and beat up downie this time. We should see more of this type of action, it would make a better game.
the big sweede ohland at 6;3 watches his country man get smoked and waits for 5;10 downie to fight for them lol.
What a hit by Neil. I hate Neil but that hit put Hedman out of the game. Fight wise, like I said, I hate Neil but I gotta give him the win.
neil gets the win in this fight.
clean hard hit.........looked to me like neil kicked his ass...neil gets the win.
Damn...that was downright Wendel Clark-like!! A ferocious hit and a smackdown to boot
Sort of reminds me of Drury laying in a pool of his own blood... W Neil
big win by neil. i was actually at the game and at the start of the fight neil got a bunch of solid punches to downie's face...too bad he didn't get even more. beauty hit by neil and then ruins downie...amazing minute of hockey. KEEP YOUR HEAD UPPPPP
DEATH TO DOWNIE! great hit
Skating with your head down can get you hurt. Clean hit. Slight edge to Neil.
FN' A baby - payback is a B-iatch, aint it Downie - FN'A - the refs should have let Neil pound on him until he had a serious concusion or something - hate Downie SO MUCH
Neil buries two Dolts in one shift....... The Downer excels once again at accomplishing nothing... Neil handles this easily......
Nice to see Downie stand up for a teammate. He's not in Neil's league though.
Ohlund should have given Hedman a heads up.
Neil with a great hit , Good for Downie for jump'n in there....
Its ok kurri17, Neil was able to give Hedman a good "heads up"...no worries. Domination of that instigating little punk that likes to jump people from behind. Win Neil....no question.
Neil had his jersey pulled over his head by 'Mini-me' Downey! How embarassing is that ?
downie connected with alot great punches to neil face. neil landed nothing. the win for downie.
easy win for Downie .......neil's an idiot
Downie is like a little kid out there against grown men. put on some weight and grow a little to match your balls. That was a great hit.
A great, clean hit followed by a fight. Again. I love the fighting, of course, but this is getting crazy. As for the fight, win Neil.
Nice hit - that's the way to play. Lame effort by Downie. If you wanna' get-back at em' - start playin' the body.
A brief glimpse of what hockey used to be like.........................
Awesome hit. W for Chris Neil.
great hit not so much with the fight...win neil
Beautiful hit...that's what happens when you skate with your head down behind the net. Neil also wins the fight. That's a good five minute penalty. One opponent goes to the box with you for five and another has to go stop the little birdies from flying around his head.
WHAT A HIT! I LOVE IT!!!! !!!! !!!!!
neil hammers headman and the dominates downie
Hedman knew Neil was coming and put his head down. Nothing wrong with that hit. Good to see Downie get the instigator on this one. Win Neil.
Yes the Neil hit was good, but rate the fight you idiots. Downie dominated. Neil got tatooed at 4 times in the face, and could only wrestle Downie (a much smaller guy to the ground). and don't try to say that Downie jumped on an unsuspecting Neil, after the hit, he got up trying to show how awesome he thought he was, and knew full well he was going to get reciprocity.