Rivalry Games Keep Rough

| John Chandler

A total of 20 fights occurred over the last few days, an active start during the first full week of this shortened season.

Tye McGinn, Patrick Bordeleau and Jordan Nolan all participated in their first NHL regular season scraps on Thursday night. McGinn staged a particularly impressive comeback against Kris Newbury during the late stages of RangersFlyers.

Milan Lucic answered some critics in dropping a top heavyweight in Matt Carkner during Friday's IslesB's contest.

Last night saw Colton Orr scrap for the third time in four games, taking on Mike Rupp in an active tilt during LeafsRangers. Mike Brown also continues to show progression as a fighter. He scored an upset of Arron Asham earlier in the same game.