Other Penalties: Cedric Paquette received a minor for roughing and a minor for cross-checking; Michal Kempny a minor for high-sticking; T.J. Oshie and Mikhail Sergachev each received a minor for roughing.
Again the comments....in a fight, one tries not to get punched and it worked out pretty well for Gourde here. And no, that was not a "jumping" they talked about it and decided to give it a go. Vrana made a bad decision and caught a couple of beauties. Good scrap. Kempny should not crosscheck people in the mouth. He got fed a few and a bummed knee out of the deal.
Gourde is such a wimp looking to drop gloves against vrana (non-fighter)
Cannot tell if Kempny put his head down and went for a tackle or slipped with the crosscheck, but either way, lunging forward like that to start a fight is a good way to end up hurt and on the ice. Hope he is okay and learns from this.
Game effort by Vrana, who definite didn’t back down. Only good punch that landed was the one that cut Vrana, so Gourde gets the win.
LMAO !!!! Caps fans must be going ballistic that Wilson was not involved, looking forward to Wilson getting obliterated sometime this season I hope.
Gourde has good balance, pretty large mitts, and contrary to moronmilbury, will go with anybody. Vrana picked the wrong guy to have his first tilt. His nose was fully packed and reset last night.The only thing Gourde had to readjust was his elbow guards.
Gourdo handled Vranna very easily. After a short discussion, they mutually decided to go...unfortunately Gourde got the best of Vrana. Wilson can size up the Paquette/Kempny scrum all he wants. He needs to review what preceded the altercation and he'll realize Kempny started the entire scuffle in which he got injured. That's what can happen when you play dirty.
Kempny got what he asked for. The only reason Gourde didnt land more is cause Vrana was flailing like a fish out of water. Win Gourde
Pretty underwhelming all around. Vrana maybe got a few weak elbows in to start but has literally never had an NHL fight before. Gourde who is an experienced fighter lands two punches and maybe misses the third before dragging the fight to the ground. Pauquette beating on a legitimately injured Kempny laying on the ice is definitely the lasting memory here.
Whomever said Gourde jumped Vrana needs to take the proverbial Caps dick outta their mouth. They mutually agreed to go, and Vrana got split the fück open for his troubles.
Gourde "picks his spots?" Lol what... Every single person that Yanni Gourde has fought is AT LEAST 25 pounds heavier and a few inches taller. Stupid comment. Gourde with the easy W.
Ugly effort here, two guys with face shields and no desire to take a punch. Only time I like the shields is when they do damage to someone who has no business fighting. Win shield.
Gourde is a spot picker...He avoids the tough guys but will jump a guy like Vrana. He gets the win but he gets no respect.
Not even close, Gourde all the way.
Well, Vrana certainly tried. I'll give him that
Loved how Eddie O accurately said Gourde "picks his spots"...
Paquette was more of a fight, giving hell to that cheap shot. Good on em'.
Those uppercuts from Gourde busted Vrana up. Gourde gets the nod here.
Vrana wasn’t ready for the upper cuts. Good showing after eating two immediately. Gourde looked like a calm customer.
Gave the fight a 3, since it wasnt much of a fight. Poor Kempny got whalloped by Pauquette and the two sides each grabed a guy and jawed. Vrana drew Gourde and they started jawin before agreeing to drop the gloves. Give Vrana credit for going, Gourde seems to fight allot, but its mostly sticking up for teammates. never go wrong there. He usually wraps up, especially when taking on bigger guys like Dano and Hathaway. Vrana being more his size, he drilled him a few times, drew some blood. Vrana showed he was surprised by what Gourde brought and pretty much clammed up. The gist of this story is Kempy. While they were helpin him off, there was Geeneral Tom Wilson, sizing up the situation. Dont think we have seen the last of this little dust up.