Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Sarich vs. Bickell — 12/18/11
With his team trailing by a score of 3-0 early in the third period of last night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames defenseman Cory Sarich was looking to give his club some momentum by laying out Hawks forward Bryan Bickell with a bit open-ice check. Seeing as how the Flames eventually lost by a score of 4-2, it is tough to say whether or not the hit provided any inspiration. What it did do, however, was spark a fight between Sarich and Bickell, and it also earned both combatants a spot on the “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” for Sunday, December 18, 2011.
You can check out the hit and the ensuing fight in the video below.