Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Two Unlikely Combatants Square Off — 10/26/10
One month into the 2010-11 NHL campaign and I am already beginning to think that maybe this league no longer needs enforcers. Not as long as the likes of Pavel Datsyuk, Corey Perry, and Chris Stewart are dropping the gloves and throwing their fists.
Last night in Calgary, two more unlikely combatants squared off as the Oliers’ Sam Gagner took on the Flames’ Olli Jokinen immediately following a Jay Bouwmeester goal near the end of the first period. And believe me when I tell you that this bout is not our “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” simply because it features two players that are known more for their goalscoring abilities than their knack for fighting. With plenty of hard rights being delivered by both men, it was truly worthy of such an honor.