Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Pelley vs. Matthias — 11/21/11
It wasn’t exactly a fight-filled night in the NHL last night, but there were a couple of bouts, including one between Rod Pelley of the New Jersey Devils and Shawn Matthias of the Florida Panthers.
Early in the second period, with the Devils leading by a score of 3-0, tempers flares as Pelley and Matthias immediately dropped the gloves following a face-off in the Devils’ zone. Pelley was the victor in this bout, but Matthias’ participation seemed to spark his team, as the Panthers recorded four unanswered goals, en route to the 4-3 comeback win.
In our books, that makes them both winners and worthy recipients of the “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” for Monday, November 21, 2011.