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Total Pro Sports – One of the biggest debates in hockey circles these days is whether there is a place for fighting in the game. Some people believe that it to be a gruesome part of the sport that serves no purpose. After last year’s playoff run, the Pittsburgh Penguins would likely tell you otherwise (Max Talbot‘s beating at the hands of the Flyers’ Daniel Carcillo sparked a game six comeback and helped them avoid a game seven).
Now you can only assume that players on the Minnesota Wild bench last night for a game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks are willing to fully endorse fighting and its place in hockey.
With the Wild down and seemingly out it, losing 3-0 at the beginning of the third, they were in desperate need of a spark. That spark would come in the form of John Scott‘s fist to the face of Ducks’ toughguy George Parros.
The two dropped the gloves just over two minutes into the third period. Scott started the fight with a strong left jab and seconds later ended it with a devastating right hand that knocked Parros to the ice. That seemed to light a fire under the asses of the Wild players as they began to take control of the game and were able to record the three goals needed to send the game into overtime. Andrew Brunette put the finishing touches on the comeback in the extra frame, giving the Wild the 4-3 victory, their first of the season.
Many people may look back on the game and point to the Wild’s first goal as the one that changed the momentum, or to their tying goal as the key to their victory, but to the players playing the game it is no secret that John Scott’s big right hand was the real game changer.