The past week featured a ton of fights in the NHL which made the job of picking five for our weekly recap both really fun and really difficult. Perhaps the most discussed fight wasn’t even a fight at all as Carey Price pummeled a defenseless Kyle Palmieri. That beating aside, the following list is a great collection which should excite any hockey fan.
5. Mark Borowiecki (OTT) vs Matt Greene (LA)
This fast and furious fight doesn’t last very long, but it’s pretty vicious. It’s really difficult to pick a winner considering how short this scrap is, but if we had to lift one player’s mitts we’d go with Borowiecki.
4. Stephen Johns (DAL) vs Brayden Schenn (PHI)
Johns can be a scary, scary player to oppose and he proved that in this fight with Schenn. Johns dished out a big hit and then engaged in a tactical battle with Schenn in which he proved to be the clear winner. Schenn wasn’t bad, but Johns clearly landed more punches including one particularly powerful blow near the end.
3. Ryan Reaves (STL) vs Kurtis Gabriel (MIN)
We’ve said numerous times that Reaves is one of the best fighters in the NHL. He hasn’t dropped the mitts as often as he used to, focusing on other areas of his game, but when he actually does decide to scrap – look out. Here he adds another win to his resume.
2. Garnet Hathaway (CGY) vs Max Domi (ARI)
The gloves really go flying in this one. You can almost feel the anger as Hathaway and Domi fight, making us hope there might be an encore at some point in the future. We give the big win to Hathaway, but we do wish that Domi could have escaped his jersey to keep this scrap going.
1. Tommy Wingels (SJ) vs Joseph Cramarossa (ANA)
There’s just something awesome about a player waving away the official before delivering a beating. Of course, Wingels may not agree with that sentiment.
A special “thank you” to HockeyFights.com for being an amazing resource for hockey fight videos.