Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Down Goes Fraser — 1/26/11
An honorable mention goes out to the Stars Krys Barch, who took on two Edmonton Oilers in two separate fights last night. However, there is no way we could deny the Dallas Stars’ Matt Niskanen a spot on this edition of the “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” after his assault on the face of the Oilers’ Colin Fraser inspired a reenactment of Howard Cosell’s popular call from the 1973 Heavyweight Championship boxing match between George Foreman and Joe Frazier.
The fact that Niskanen dropped his gloves in the first place was already quite the surprise (he is nursing an injured hand), but even more surprising was the manner in which he manhandled his opponent. It was a gutsy performance that was truly deserving of this honor.