Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night – Brandon Segal vs. Kyle Clifford – 11/11/10
The best kind of fights in the NHL are the ones that start immediately after the puck drops. They’re the best, in my opinion, because it’s always leftover tension from an earlier incident and it’s almost as if the two have an unspoken agreement that they’re going to throw down the very next time there on the ice together.
In last night’s Dallas Stars/Los Angeles Kings game, there were, not three, four fights (!), so fans received more than their money’s worth in that compartment, but it was the second fight that I enjoyed the most. As soon as the puck dropped on a faceoff mid-way through the second period, Stars’ Brandon Segal and Kings’ Kyle Clifford dropped the gloves to settle an earlier score from in front of the net.
The fight itself doesn’t win any awards for how long it carries on. In fact, it only lasts one good punch, but both players were going all out against one another, you could just sense the fury and Clifford ultimately drops Segal to the ice like a rag doll, which is enough to make any fight a good one. I’d highly recommend checking out the other three fights from the game, but this one takes the cake in my online-pinion. The Kings also won the game, 3-1.
Here’s the fight below: