Jack Skille vs Joe Vitale, Jan 3, 2015
The Fight of the Week took place on a fight-filled Saturday night, in an interconference matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Arizona Coyotes. With his team up big in the third period, Coyote Joe Vitale sought to settle a score from earlier in the game, when Jack Skille took out Oliver Ekman-Larsson near the boards with a sneaky slew foot. Vitale pushed the issue with Skille, and Skille willingly answered the bell. It was a very even fight with both players throwing with intent and taking a couple to give a couple.
Interestingly, Vitale, known for his blue-collar play, has fought only 10 times over five NHL seasons. But, when he drops the gloves, it's usually a good one. Seven of his 10 fights have been rated a 6 out of 10 or better by viewers of the fight log.