Deryk Engelland vs Liam O’Brien, Nov 4, 2014
Last Tuesday, undrafted Capitals rookie Liam O'Brien stepped up against seasoned Flames heavyweight Deryk Engelland. The pair came together after an icing call in the Capitals' zone. They shed the gloves and grabbed hold. Initially, Engelland tried to get O'Brien's helmet and visor off, but, with his right arm free, quickly abandoned that strategy and unleashed a flurry of rights instead. O'Brien returned fire with a stream of punches of his own, and away they went in an old school toe-to-toe bout.
Though Engelland got the better of him in this fight, O'Brien deserves credit for stepping up against a guy who has fought and beaten many of the NHL's best over the years.