Tag Archives: NHL

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Weise vs. Dowell — 3/22/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Weise vs. Dowell — 3/22/12

    The Dallas Stars are fighting for a playoff spot, both figuratively and literally.  That was certainly the case last night when they hosted the Vancouver Canucks, and while they would go on to lose the battle on the scoreboard, Stars’ forward Jake Dowell was able to earn a win during his first period bout with […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 23rd) – Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (March 23rd) – Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1994 that Wayne Gretzky scored his record breaking 802nd career NHL goal.  Gretzky surpassed his childhood hero Gordie Howe, whose record stood for almost 15 years. In the second period of a game against the Vancouver Canucks, Gretzky received a cross-ice feed from Marty McSorley and buried it into […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Bollig vs. Boll — 3/20/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Bollig vs. Boll — 3/20/12

    The Chicago Blackhawks’ Brandon Bollig has been fighting just about anyone and everyone that gets in his way these days, as he has dropped the gloves a total of six times since February 29th.  The latest person to get in his way was Jared Boll during last night’s game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Lucic vs. Komisarek — 3/19/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Lucic vs. Komisarek — 3/19/12

    Dating back to Mike Komisarek’s days with the Montreal Canadiens, he and Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins have had their fair share of face-to-face encounters.  Now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Komisarek still gets to see the Bruins and Lucic on a regular basis (as long as he doesn’t find himself watching […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Dwyer vs. Machacek — 3/18/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Dwyer vs. Machacek — 3/18/12

    If you are a fan of on-ice beatings, you will certainly be a fan of this bout, which features the Winnipeg Jets’ Spencer Machacek and the Carolina Hurricanes’ Patrick Dwyer. Machacek was taking part in just his first NHL bout, and he made quite the impression as he pummeled Dwyer with fists from all angles […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Simmonds vs. Martin — 3/15/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Simmonds vs. Martin — 3/15/12

    The New York Islanders were having a tough time holding their own on the scoreboard against the Philadelphia Flyers last night, as they found themselves trailing by a score of 3-0 before scoring two goals late in the third period.  However, they weren’t having the same problem in the fighting department, thanks to some fine […]

  • Check Out Tim Brent’s Awkward Premature Celebration (Video)

    Check Out Tim Brent’s Awkward Premature Celebration (Video)

    There are actually two great parts about this clip. The first is Tim Brent’s celebration following what he believed to be a goal during last night’s game against the St. Louis Blues.  After hitting the post on a breakaway, the Hurricanes’ center was eager to celebrate what he thought was a goal, but this wasn’t […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 16th) – Brittanie Cecil

    This Day In Sports History (March 16th) – Brittanie Cecil

    It was on this day in 2002 that 13-year-old Brittanie Cecil was struck in the head by a puck while attending a Columbus Blue Jackets game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  Brittanie died two days later of a torn vertebral artery, which resulted in severe clotting and swelling of the brain. It was the […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Cowen vs. Nokelainen — 3/14/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Cowen vs. Nokelainen — 3/14/12

    The Montreal Canadiens’ Petteri Nokelainen doesn’t do much fighting on the ice, and we now know why after watching him take a flurry of uppercuts during a bout with the Ottawa Senators’ Jared Cowen last night. When the two combatants dropped their gloves during the latter stages of the opening period, it appeared as though […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Haley vs. Bickel — 3/11/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Haley vs. Bickel — 3/11/12

    Heading into Sunday’s game between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers, Michael Haley and Stu Bickel had dropped the gloves with one another twice during their hockey careers (once in the AHL and once in the NHL during an earlier meeting this season).  They wasted little time completing the trilogy, as the […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Shelley vs. Barch — 3/8/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Shelley vs. Barch — 3/8/12

    The Philadelphia Flyers may have won last night’s game against the Florida Panthers by a score of 5-0, but they certainly didn’t win the war. Two fights broke out during this game, and the Panthers’ enforcers were victorious in both of them.  One of the bouts was settled with a convincing blow by Florida’s Eric […]

  • Tom Hanks Caught On The LA Kings’ Dance Cam (Video)

    Tom Hanks Caught On The LA Kings’ Dance Cam (Video)

    Tom Hanks has never really done much dancing in any of the movies he’s starred in, and I think I now know why after watching him shake and groove to the music during a recent Kings game. I’m not sure if the “fake headphone and head-bobbing” action is still in these days, but at least […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Rosehill — 3/6/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Rosehill — 3/6/12

    During what may have very well been the best night of Fisticuffs from the 2011-12 NHL season, last night’s action on the ice provided a total of nine fight.  At least half of those were worthy of some consideration for “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” honors, including Dennis Seidenberg vs. Colby Armstrong, Brandon Dubinsky […]