Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Phaneuf vs. Clarkson — 2/21/12
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf isn’t a fighter, but being one of the hardest hitters in the NHL has forced him to play such a role on several occasions. He was confronted with another one of those situations during last night’s game against the New Jersey Devils, as David Clarkson decided to step in and drop the gloves with Dion following a stiff check on the Devils’ Zach Parise.
It certainly wasn’t a dominating performance by the All-Star defenseman, but Phaneuf did show that he is capable of hanging in there with a more experienced fighter, and as a result, he earns himself a spot on the “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” for Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
Check it out.