Nov 23, 2011
Boston - Buffalo4-3 SO

Summary Of Events
1  1:23  Fight  Lucic-Gaustad
2  11:33  Mini-Brawl   10 players 
3  11:33  Fight  McQuaid-Tropp
4  11:33  Rough  Marchand-Gaustad
5  11:33  Fight  Chara-Regehr
6  13:51  Hit  Seguin-Gerbe
7  38:36  Fight  Ference-Stafford
8  54:16  Hit  Krejci-Gerbe

Fight at 1:23
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:40ThrownLanded   Big   
 Milan Lucic 6'4'' 1236lb 1116123N/A
 Paul Gaustad 6'5'' 1225lb 11720
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 EC
4663 fight reviews
1 fight log

Nov 23, 2011 20:08 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
The last time the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres met up in a game, Milan Lucic ran over Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller. Miller would end up suffering a concussion and whiplash from the hit. The Buffalo Sabres completely failed to respond as Lucic went unchallenged for the remainder of the game. As a result Buffalo was heavily criticized in the media and by their fans (I myself am one) for not doing anything. The perception of the team was they were soft, weak, and easily intimidated and that reputation was well earned. This is not the first incident that has gone unaddressed by the team over the years.

On February 21, 2009 Scott Gomez hit Miller behind the net and injured his ankle. Miller missed the rest of the season and the Sabres missed the playoffs. Nothing was done. In March of 2009 in a game against the New York Rangers, Sean Avery went after Buffalo star Thomas Vanek who was wearing a cage to protect his broken jaw. Buffalo did not go after Avery. In the 2009-2010 season in a game against Ottawa on February 3rd, Chris Phillips ran over Miller behind the net and Buffalo yet again failed to react.

Last October Niklas Hjalmarsson of the Chicago Blackhawks hit Jason Pominville from behind and injured him, earning a 2 game suspension. When Hjalmarsson returned from his suspension when Buffalo played Chicago again, not one player went after him. So for the last several years the Buffalo Sabres have shown they are a team that will not stick up for each other which is a striking contrast from the Buffalo Sabres of the 1990s.

One player in particular that came under scrutiny on the Sabres roster was Paul Gaustad. Gaustad was on the ice when Miller was hit, but he like the rest of the team did nothing. After the game, Gaustad said to the media that they had to do a better job of protecting their goalie. However his words don't match his actions. Milan Lucic basically called out the Sabres by saying that Boston would not tolerate people hitting their goalie unlike Buffalo and he was ready for anyone on Buffalo that wanted to take him on. With Cody McCormick and Patrick Kaleta sitting the game out, the surest pick for a fight in this rematch would be between Lucic and Gaustad.

Sure enough on their first shift against each other, the two men drop the gloves. Gaustad lines up against Lucic and issues the challenge. Lucic accepts and the two men shed the gloves, sticks, and helmets. They grapple at the Boston blueline. Gaustad fails to connect with a punch from underneath. Lucic tags Gaustad with a right hand. Lucic connects with three overhand rights. Gaustad who has been passively hanging on misses with two rights. Lucic scores with three more blows. Lucic lands two more rights, the second punch putting Gaustad off balance. Gaustad misses with a right and takes another punch. He loses his balance and Lucic continues to punch away at him until the linesmen get in.

This went as expected. Gaustad knew with all of the media attention surrounding himself and his team that he would have to take on Lucic. However Gaustad got his lunch handed to him here as Lucic dominated the fight. Lucic who was not afraid of getting into a fight (why wouldn't he be against someone like Gaustad) pounded on Gaustad to the point where he had to be rescued making this a decisive win for Milan.

It is a sad state of affairs for the Buffalo Sabres team that it takes a week and a half of criticism by the media and their fans for them to realize they had to go after Lucic and address the hit. Buffalo is still a soft team that gets pushed around far too easily and until that changes, they are not going to be a successful hockey club.
 SarcasticPillow
20572 fight reviews
146 fight logs

Nov 24, 2011 16:54 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
A big hit that concussed Buffalo Sabres' star goalie, Ryan Miller by Milan Lucic drew a lot of attention from the media and a considerable amount on how the Sabres didn't challenge Lucic or any of the Boston Bruins the rest of the game. Buffalo admitted they didn't reply correctly to the situation so just minutes into the first game against the Bruins, Paul Gaustad (one of those most criticized) challenges Lucic who accepts. Right off a draw the mitts are shed and they both remove the helmets since Gaustad wears a visor. The long squareoff ends as they both grab on with the left hand and then take a small amount of time getting free. Gaustad throws first, missing a right underneath and Lucic throws two rights after, landing one to the body. Gaustad jersey jabs and Lucic lands four more rights, two connecting sharply to the side of the side while another one lands on the body. They pause for a bit and then Gaustad misses three rights in a row, all of them short of the mark. Lucic throws three overhand rights then, connecting with one before taking a momentary pause while Gaustad just ducks away. Lucic resumes throwing, landing one of two rights as Gaustad almost loses his balance. Gaustad keeps ducking while missing a right and then Lucic lands an overhand right followed by a landing right underneath. Gaustad then throws himself off balance with a landing right and Lucic misses two rights short of the target as Gaustad is down and the linesmen step in. Gaustad gets up and receives some applause from his home crowd for standing up for his team. An anticipated fight with Gaustad sticking up for his goalie and team against Boston but Lucic gets the win without a question. He controlled the fight and landed more and better punches while Gaustad didn't throw or land much of anything.
 BattleshipRules
13033 fight reviews

May 22, 2012 14:32 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Gaustad challenged Lucic in response to Milan's previous hit on Ryan Miller. Milan was willing to oblige. Both men dropped the gloves and took off the headgear to boot. The two postured for a bit and then got down to business. Lucic got a solid grip on the right arm of Gaustad. Paul had difficulty landing right hands as a result.

Milan missed with his first right hand. Then, he connected with a punch to the body. Gaustad connected with a jersey jab. Lucic landed three consecutive right hands with decent pop. Gaustad threw a flurry of right hands in response. These punches all appeared to miss the mark.

Lucic threw six consecutive right hands. These punches all hit the target and most of them had good pop. Gaustad threw two right hands and missed with both punches. He left himself wide open for a counter and was pitching forward. Milan nailed him with a final good punch and put Gaustad on the ice. Paul popped back up and looked like he wanted to continue. Milan skated away and the refs stepped in so he couldn't continue the bout.

I rate this as a clear win for Lucic. He landed several good shots along the way in this one-sided fight. Gaustad showed courage and he fought his best all the way until the end. Milan was just too strong with him. Lucic didn't stagger him with any huge shots and Gaustad wanted to keep fighting. Therefore, I view this as a clear win rather than a decisive victory.
 br8e700
978 fight reviews

Oct 6, 2014 20:34 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
On November 12, 2011 the Buffalo Sabres visited the TD Garden to face the Boston Bruins for their first meeting of the year. 13 minutes and 12 seconds into the first period Ryan Miller comes out of his net to play the puck and is met by a 6'4" 220lbs truck in the form of Milan Lucic and, as expected when two players of that size difference collide, Lucic absolutely hammers Miller (Miller was later diagnosed with a concussion). There is no response from the Sabres as a result of this cheap shot against their goaltender and as further insult to injury the Bruins win the game by a blowout score of 6-2. Over the next couple days the Sabres are called out in the media for being a soft team and not coming to their goaltender's aid when he was assaulted. One player in particular who is singled out is Paul Gaustad who was on the ice during the incident, but do not take any action towards Milan Lucic. 11 days later on the 23 of November the Bruins take a trip to Buffalo to play the Sabres again. 1:23 into the 1st period of the game Milan Lucic comes onto the ice for his first shift of the game at a face off in the Bruins zone. As he comes on to the ice he is meet by a roar of boos from the Buffalo fans. Paul Gaustad then comes onto the ice and lines up against Lucic. At this point it is very clear as to what is going to happen and as expected when the puck is dropped they drop the gloves.

As the puck is dropped both players drop their gloves and remove their helmets, they then square off before engaging. After they engage the first punch is thrown by Gaustad and it is a right that somewhat lands, Lucic responds with a right to the head then another to the body both of which land. Gaustad comes back by throwing a jersey jab with his left that lands, but then Lucic responds again this time with two rights to the head, one to the body and then another one to the head all landing. At this point Gaustad realizes he is in trouble and goes for the Hail Mary by throwing a big uppercut, but it misses and Lucic makes him pay by throwing five unanswered rights, three of which land. Gaustad then attempts to throw a right, but misses and Lucic lands another right. At this point Gaustad loses his balance and goes down, as he is falling Lucic lands a right. Then Lucic backs off and the linesmen step in.

Milan Lucic very clearly won this fight, he landed many more solid punches and simply overwhelmed Gaustad. However, this was not a total loss for Gaustad he showed tons of courage in taking on a very tough customer, but he did not do so completely willingly. Gaustad was under tremendous pressure from the fans and the media after failing to stand up to Lucic earlier. In my opinion if Gaustad had really wanted to stand up for his goalie he would have fought Lucic immediately after he hit Miller, but nonetheless better late than never.
MadSkillz
426 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 16:15 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
flyersfan91
197 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 16:16 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Gaustad couldn't reach Lucic's head and didn't land anything, Lucic lands several.
peatycap
109 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 16:18 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
Gaustad asks for the go off the faceoff and Lucic obliges.

Puck dropped and the gloves and helmets come off. They tie up and it's all Lucic. He locks out Gaustad's right and is able to get his free and lands five or six rights, all pretty hard, to the side of Gaustad's head/helmet.

Gaustad goes down to a knee and Lucic lets him go. Refs come in.

Dominant Win Lucic but props to Gaustad --- he showed up; and that's all that matters.
kmyeakel
207 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 16:53 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Following the 6-2 win for Boston, Gaustad and Lucic talk it over and both dropped the gloves. Gaustad fights Lucic because of his charging minor he tooked on Ryan Miller. Both guys land good punches until Lucic wins it and takes down Gaustad.
sambusque
2549 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 16:58 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
7
Une bagarre dominée par Lucic du début à la fin
Yabo33
300 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:17 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
All Lucic
Sax123
7 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:26 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
4
Lucic controls the fight and limits Guastads ability to throw punches. Lucic throws more and a few connect at the end.
michiann
3646 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:28 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
N/A
Clear win for lucic as he hammers gaustad continually while gaustad had a difficult time landing his own punches. Lucic was landing power punches even though gaustad was trying to fade his face from the punches. Almost a decisive win but not quite.
KingsFan1980
114 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:33 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
All Lucic here. Props to Gaustad for sticking up for his team though.
FrAn6
3587 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:51 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
spittincobra
23 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 18:35 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
Exactly what I was hoping to see as Lucic dominates Gaustad.
Ganon18
3345 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 01:39 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
Okay fight. Lucic easily takes care of Gaustad, decisive win for Lucic.
timperley
333 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 01:47 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
they drop the lids and grapple for a bit then looch just beats gaustad up, decisive win
Brasso11
311 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 03:09 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
ProvBruins248
44 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 06:13 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
7
Lucic landed almost every punch he threw. Gaustad didn't really land any. Looch looked like he did 2 or 3 years ago when all he did was fight.
itsJ.Millertime
11927 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 06:31 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
Lucic controlled this bout from begining to end landing several blows.
mullet
19792 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 08:11 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
Lucic lands right hands to the side of Gaustad's head. Gaustad only seemed to land one just before he fell down. Easy win for Lucic.
weylax09
329 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 08:58 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
lucic rocks wins the fight clearly as expected.. sucks for the sabres when there enforcer is paul gaustad
BradBrad49
1669 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 09:09 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
5
Lucic won this fight with a clear win. if the fight was longer and Milan bussier then a decisive win. I guess Lucic would need an adequate partner to be any busier. Milan Lucic gets the clear win from me.
TheDanLine
10960 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 16:57 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
Gaustad didn't stand a chance here and looked hesitant throughout the entire fight. As expected, Gaustad gets pounded by Lucic, who lands several unanswered blows to the head of Gaustad, who finally succumbs to Lucic's punches at the end and takes a couple more solid shots. Decisive win for Lucic.
BostonBruin8
2915 fight reviews

Nov 26, 2011 05:11 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
IronMike1982
378 fight reviews

Nov 27, 2011 11:37 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
Penguins.Bees.Fan82
3232 fight reviews

Oct 24, 2013 16:29 ET
Milan Lucic clear win Fun 
6
supersonic
6186 fight reviews

Feb 21, 2017 03:58 ET
Milan Lucic decisive win Fun 
6
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IslesEnforcer
Nov 23, 2011 16:51 ET
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napes
Nov 23, 2011 17:56 ET
Hahahahaha! Yes! OK, I'll give Gaustad a few points for asking for it but c'mon guy, try to at least throw a punch or two. He had the right cocked forever and even when he managed to get some room to throw he kept it cocked back. He threw maybe three punches the whole fight? Very easy win Looch. In the 90's the Sabres were my favourite team. Pretty sad state of affairs there now.Reply
KillerBs
Nov 23, 2011 19:08 ET
Lucic destroyed gaustad he had no chance. But good job 2 him for finally standing up 4 miller it was only around 11 days later hahahahabahaReply
ytownhockey10
Nov 24, 2011 00:56 ET
Quote from message by KillerBs
Lucic destroyed gaustad he had no chance. But good job 2 him for finally standing up 4 miller it was only around 11 days later hahahahabaha
you know what? i gained a whole world of respect for paul gaustad after tonight. i think he made a tough decision under overwhelming pressure and did what a letterman should do in that situation. gaustad is a classy player and we bruins fans know it.
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NhlFan91
Nov 24, 2011 06:48 ET
Quote from message by KillerBs
Lucic destroyed gaustad he had no chance. But good job 2 him for finally standing up 4 miller it was only around 11 days later hahahahabaha
LOVE IT
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KillerBs
Nov 24, 2011 07:13 ET
Quote from message by ytownhockey10
you know what? i gained a whole world of respect for paul gaustad after tonight. i think he made a tough decision under overwhelming pressure and did what a letterman should do in that situation. gaustad is a classy player and we bruins fans know it.
Agreed I just don't think it shoulda took this long for this 2 happen
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bulls1815
Nov 24, 2011 08:03 ET
Good on Lucic for ditching the bucket with Gaustad.Reply
michiann
Nov 24, 2011 08:55 ET
All you sabre fans are making too much of a fuss about the check on ryan miller by lucic. Miller was wayyy out of the net and handled the puck while lucic checked him. If I was gaustad, i would not have fought lucic for this reason ... I would have only fought lucic for a reason that makes me hate him. Poor-gaustad, the sabre fans expect too much from him.Reply
michiann
Nov 24, 2011 09:00 ET
That stupid biased sabre-announcer > he never gave recognition to the fact that lucic won this fight soundly ... all he said at the end was "the fight is over" ... if it was the sabre player who was winning, he would have been orgasmically exclaiming the sabre as beating up his opponent.Reply
Habsfan18
Nov 24, 2011 09:02 ET
You don't know Jack Edwards uh?Reply
EC
Nov 24, 2011 10:01 ET
Quote from message by michiann
All you sabre fans are making too much of a fuss about the check on ryan miller by lucic. Miller was wayyy out of the net and handled the puck while lucic checked him. If I was gaustad, i would not have fought lucic for this reason ... I would have only fought lucic for a reason that makes me hate him. Poor-gaustad, the sabre fans expect too much from him.
When someone hits your goaltender, whether intentionally or accidentally you have to respond. The Sabres completely failed to do so which is a far cry from the Buffalo teams of the 1990s. You shouldn't feel sorry for Gaustad because he failed to react just like the rest of the team, and he was doing a lot of talking in the media after he didn't do anything. It is only fitting that he dropped the gloves with Lucic.
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EC
Nov 24, 2011 10:03 ET
Quote from message by ytownhockey10
you know what? i gained a whole world of respect for paul gaustad after tonight. i think he made a tough decision under overwhelming pressure and did what a letterman should do in that situation. gaustad is a classy player and we bruins fans know it.
I have no respect for Gaustad and I'm a Sabres fan. He failed to respond in the game where his goalie got hit. Afterwards he talked in the media about the team needing to protect Miller (even though he didn't do anything). It took a ton of criticism from the media and the fans for Gaustad to realize he needed to fight Lucic. He should've responded immediately. The only one I respect is Lucic because he did not hesitate to answer the bell for hitting the goaltender.
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nateyman33
Nov 24, 2011 13:04 ET
Miller was only out to the hashmarks budReply
NHLChris
Nov 24, 2011 13:11 ET
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michiann
Nov 24, 2011 23:00 ET
Quote from message by EC
When someone hits your goaltender, whether intentionally or accidentally you have to respond. The Sabres completely failed to do so which is a far cry from the Buffalo teams of the 1990s. You shouldn't feel sorry for Gaustad because he failed to react just like the rest of the team, and he was doing a lot of talking in the media after he didn't do anything. It is only fitting that he dropped the gloves with Lucic.
EC, i cannot agree with you because you're putting ALL goaltenders on a pedestal, which means goaltenders can come wayyy out into the open-ice but nobody's allowed to touch them. Think twice about what you're saying when you say that the team didn't react >>> the sabre-team didn't re-act because lucic or anybody else is ALLOWED to body-check a goaltender or anybody else who decides to handle the puck.
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michiann
Nov 24, 2011 23:03 ET
Quote from message by Habsfan18
You don't know Jack Edwards uh?
Habs, i know him very well ... i just like to emphasize his biased disposition any chance i get, so that any newcomers to this site will also be aware of his homerism.
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EC
Nov 25, 2011 08:40 ET
Quote from message by michiann
the sabre-team didn't re-act because lucic or anybody else is ALLOWED to body-check a goaltender or anybody else who decides to handle the puck.


The Sabres team didn't react because they are a bunch of cowardly sissies. My personal philosophy is if you bump my goaltender, you are going to get punched in the face. Since the goalie is the most important player on the team, you have to protect him and not allow people to hit him REGARDLESS of the circumstances or whether or not it is legal.
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michiann
Nov 25, 2011 11:12 ET
Quote from message by EC

The Sabres team didn't react because they are a bunch of cowardly sissies. My personal philosophy is if you bump my goaltender, you are going to get punched in the face. Since the goalie is the most important player on the team, you have to protect him and not allow people to hit him REGARDLESS of the circumstances or whether or not it is legal.
Then this is just a matter of principle. I only agree with you as far as your own goalie getting bumped in the immediate vicinity of his own net (front, sides & back of it), then teammates should straighten out the perpetrator who bumped the goalie. But you want to apply this same principle to when the goalie flys wayyy out in open ice like a forward-wing would ... this i cannot agree with it.
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Hurls34
Nov 25, 2011 15:18 ET
With all due respect to Gaustad, this should have happened the night of the hit.Reply
SarcasticPillow
Nov 25, 2011 15:18 ET
Quote from message by michiann
the sabre-team didn't re-act because lucic or anybody else is ALLOWED to body-check a goaltender or anybody else who decides to handle the puck.
This is from the NHL rule book.

"A goalkeeper is not fair game just because he is outside the goal crease area. The appropriate penalty should be assessed in every case where an opposing player makes unnecessary contact with a goalkeeper. However, incidental contact, at the discretion of the Referee, will be permitted when the goalkeeper is in the act of playing the puck outside his goal crease provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such contact."

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26331
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michiann
Nov 26, 2011 02:27 ET
Quote from message by SarcasticPillow
This is from the NHL rule book.

"A goalkeeper is not fair game just because he is outside the goal crease area. The appropriate penalty should be assessed in every case where an opposing player makes unnecessary contact with a goalkeeper. However, incidental contact, at the discretion of the Referee, will be permitted when the goalkeeper is in the act of playing the puck outside his goal crease provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such contact."

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26331
You conveniently forgot one little item because that rule only applys to a goalie just being a COUPLE OF STEPS outside his goal crease (front, side & back), BUT it doesn't apply in this case whereas miller played the puck almost at the blue line as if he was a forward (winger). So, actually, the check that was applied on lucic is llegal but lucic also made the slightly-dumb mistake of taking more than 2 strides which is the charging penalty called on lucic. No additional penalty was called on lucic for "making no effort to avoid the goalie" as in what you mentioned in the above.
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SarcasticPillow
Nov 26, 2011 02:30 ET
Quote from message by michiann
You conveniently forgot one little item because that rule only applys to a goalie just being a COUPLE OF STEPS outside his goal crease (front, side & back), BUT it doesn't apply in this case whereas miller played the puck almost at the blue line as if he was a forward (winger).
Where does it say that in the rule? I must have missed it.
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michiann
Nov 26, 2011 03:04 ET
Quote from message by SarcasticPillow
Where does it say that in the rule? I must have missed it.

It's not going to spell it out in the rulebook like that because it's one of those "unwritten rule of thumb" that the refs grant to all players of both teams. The proof of this is that an additional penalty wasn't called on lucic for not avoiding contact on the goalie.
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SarcasticPillow
Nov 26, 2011 10:16 ET
Maybe, or maybe the referees just missed the call completely.Reply
michiann
Nov 26, 2011 13:18 ET
Quote from message by SarcasticPillow
Maybe, or maybe the referees just missed the call completely.
You can't convince me that "the refs missed the call" because the play occurred in the wide-open for everybody to see ... refs only miss a call when an incident is subtle.
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SarcasticPillow
Nov 26, 2011 14:37 ET
Quote from message by michiann
refs only miss a call when an incident is subtle.
That's not always the case but to each their own.
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Mini-Brawl at 11:33
Boston PlayersBuffalo Players
Duration N/A  Patrice Bergeron  Zdeno Chara  Brad Marchand  Adam McQuaid  Rich Peverley     Christian Ehrhoff  Paul Gaustad  Nathan Gerbe  Robyn Regehr  Corey Tropp   
# Players Involved: 10
Blood: None
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 SarcasticPillow
20572 fight reviews
146 fight logs

Nov 24, 2011 16:57 ET
Brad Marchand takes a run at Nathan Gerbe and then Paul Gaustad puts a hit on Marchand as he's reaching for the puck. Gaustad knocks down the much smaller Marchand and immediately Adam McQuaid comes in and starts roughing up Gaustad as he's bent over and standing over the puck. Zdeno Chara also moves in on Gaustad while Marchand gets up and goes after Gaustad. Corey Tropp comes by Gaustad and then is given some gloved punches from McQuaid and Chara. Everyone else then piles in and Robyn Regehr ends up pairing off with Chara. They go while the referees break up the pile. Gaustad and Marchand do some jawing over the referees while Tropp is broken up from McQuaid. Decent mini-brawl but not a ton of action. Fun 
5
zonkedforlife
895 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 22:30 ET
I guess any brawl even its a mini one is exciting these days. Of course "The BBB's" (the Big Bad Bruins) off to their usual shenanigans again. Chara, Lucic, and Marchand are starting to get on my nerves, don't get me wrong, they are fantastic hockey players but the other side of their game is starting to get on my nerves Fun 
7
BradBrad49
1669 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 09:12 ET
So true. A mini brawl is better than no brawl at all. I'v been spoilt by living through the era of the Broad Street Bully's. They were the crazy days. Fun 
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kmyeakel
Nov 23, 2011 16:38 ET
When I watched the replay, I saw alot of bodies behind the net and a big pile up ensuesReply
kmyeakel
Nov 24, 2011 08:57 ET
NESN feed with Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley
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kmyeakel
Nov 24, 2011 08:59 ET
Also the slow mo tooReply
jason2802
Nov 24, 2011 18:32 ET
jack edwards is soo retarded listen to him cry for a suspention for gaustat if i had to listen to this idiot homor for one game id kill myselfReply
ExclamationPoint
Dec 4, 2011 23:19 ET
Love the old man in the white shirt flipping the bird at the 0:56 second mark!Reply
frogman928
Jan 1, 2012 06:38 ET
Quote from message by jason2802
jack edwards is soo retarded listen to him cry for a suspention for gaustat if i had to listen to this idiot homor for one game id kill myself
I can send you the link to Bruins' broadcast and the recipe for Jonestown Kool-Aid if it helps you out.
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Fight at 11:33
HeightWeightPunchesBlood
Duration 0:30ThrownLanded   Big   
 Adam McQuaid 6'4'' 5212lb 29155N/ANone
 Corey Tropp 5'11'' 5183lb 2952N/A
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lundy6
44 fight reviews

Mar 2, 2012 12:11 ET
Adam McQuaid clear win Fun 
4
i was at this game, though it was a short one i thought McQuaid landed all blows worth mentioning so i give him the nod
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nateyman33
Nov 24, 2011 13:08 ET
Tropp gets two for roughing, McQuaid gets 4, but it was definatly a fight. I had seats right by here, and they were throwing gloveless punches.Reply


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 Brad Marchand 5'9'' 8187lb 38None
 Paul Gaustad 6'5'' 8225lb 38


Fight at 11:33
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Duration 0:26ThrownLanded   Big   
 Zdeno Chara 6'9'' 6255lb 28820N/A
 Robyn Regehr 6'3'' 6227lb 28400
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 EC
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Jun 8, 2015 16:39 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
In the previous matchup between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins, power forward Milan Lucic injured goaltender Ryan Miller with a cheap hit. The Sabres did not retaliate in the game and were heavily criticized by both the media and their fans. In the rematch between the two teams, people were expecting some violence or act of retribution on the Sabres part to take place. Sure enough just 1:23 into the game Paul Gaustad dropped the gloves with Lucic and the two men engaged in a battle that Lucic easily won. However the violence in the game is not over yet.

A Mini Brawl breaks out 10 minutes later. It all starts when Brad Marchand takes a run at the diminutive Nathan Gerbe. Gaustad then takes a run at Marchand in response to this. Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid comes in to go after Gaustad. All the players pile in and everyone pairs off. Two big defenseman Robyn Regehr for Buffalo and Zdeno Chara for Boston end up grabbing a hold of each other.

Chara tries to shake his right arm free as Regehr misses with a right. Chara gets free and misses with a punch also. He attempts three short rights that fail to connect as Regehr just hangs on. They grapple and Regehr throws two punches that do not find their mark. Chara gets in a right and Regehr stumbles. Chara lands another punch and Regehr buries his head in Chara's chest. Chara wrestles Regehr down to the ice. Chara gets up and cocks his left hand, but holds up and doesn't hit his downed opponent so give him credit for that. The two men are separated and skate to their respective penalty boxes on their own.

This was fight was much poorer than the previous altercation between Gaustad and Lucic. However that is to be expected as Zdeno Chara is not an entertaining fighter when he does drop the gloves and his fights usually don't last long. In any event Chara gets the win for connecting with the only punches of the fight.

Incidentally Chara and Regehr are actually good friends. Both men are involved with the athletically driven organization called Right To Play. Right To Play is a global organization that incorporates sports and games to help kids in poverty stricken parts of the world as well as teaching them valuable life skills. In 2008 both Chara and Regehr visited Mozambique, Africa and assisted the program there.

However as this fight demonstrates, during the game of hockey there are no friends on the ice when it comes to opposing teams. There have been many instances in hockey where good friends ended up dropping the gloves with each other. A few notable examples include Tony Twist fighting his friend and former teammate Kelly Chase, Rob Ray getting into 2 altercations with close friend and longtime teammate Matt Barnaby (the first fight Ray knocked some of Barnaby's teeth out!), and of course the famous Bruise Brothers Bob Probert and Joey Kocur who squared off on three separate occasions.

In this instance both men were playing for divisional rivals that had some bad blood between them, and they ended up pairing up and getting into a scrap. Unfortunately the Mini Brawl and subsequent fight between Chara and Regehr was the last bit of violence to take place in the game (not counting a weak "fight" between Drew Stafford and Andrew Ference for which they didn't even get majors). This is an example of how soft the NHL has become as their were only two real fights in a highly anticipated rematch between two bitter rivals (the fact that the Sabres had a butter soft team did not help matters either).
 BattleshipRules
13033 fight reviews

Mar 17, 2012 07:01 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
5
Chara and Regehr paired off during a heated scrum behind the Boston net. This was a physical game with lots of heavy hitting and tempers started to flare. As usual, Chara had a big edge in reach and it looked like Regehr needed a stepladder to reach him with shots. Robyn must have felt like he was fighting a giraffe.

Robyn was unable to land against Chara. Zdeno threw right hands at Regehr. Chara landed a decent right in the beginning of the bout. He missed with some follow up blows. He finished the scoring with a couple more partial connects. As usual, it was Zdeno who went for the takedown. He must abide by some unwritten rule that says that he must bring the fight to an end when he lands two or three shots.

This was a narrow win for Chara. He landed a few punches in the fight, while Regehr didn't appear to land any of his own. Chara never landed anything particularly hard, so I think a narrow victory is the right call. The fight wasn't a disappointment for me because I've learned to have meager expectations whenever Chara drops the mitts. If you are looking for exciting bouts watch McQuaid, Thornton, or Lucic instead.
 SarcasticPillow
20572 fight reviews
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Nov 24, 2011 17:00 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
As the mini-brawl gets going, Robyn Regehr pairs off with Zdeno Chara and both guys lose the gloves. Chara attempts to get loose and Regehr misses a right. Chara misses a right and then Regehr just turns away while keeping a good hold of Chara's arm. Chara misses five short rights before getting turned around a little bit. Regehr tries to take advantage with two rights but they each miss. Chara straightens and throws three rights, landing one as Regehr attempts to dodge. Chara pulls Regehr down to the ice and holds up on him with the linesmen coming in. Boring tussle with only one punch landing. Slight edge Chara.
Habsfan18
959 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 16:50 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
MadSkillz
426 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:15 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
Sax123
7 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:23 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
Chara gets the take down
FrAn6
3587 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:50 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
Ganon18
3345 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 01:47 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
Crap fight. Slight edge Chara but very close to a draw.
Brasso11
311 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 03:11 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
4
ProvBruins248
44 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 06:14 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
Very few punches were thrown, but Big Z landed the most.
itsJ.Millertime
11927 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 06:35 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
Give Charo the nod for landing the only blows in a pretty crappy fight.
mullet
19792 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 08:18 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
weylax09
329 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 09:08 ET
Zdeno Chara clear win Fun 
4
BradBrad49
1669 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 09:16 ET
Zdeno Chara narrow win Fun 
3
Chara had the edge over Regehr simply because of his size. Regehr tried to reach the giant but had no success. Chara leaned on him and put him down. Chara gets the narrow win from me.
hockeytown33
266 fight reviews

Feb 19, 2012 08:19 ET
Draw Fun 
4
didnt see a punch land so i see know winner
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Habsfan18
Nov 23, 2011 16:41 ET
Wonder how this one went, I hope Regehr gave Chara some challenge.Reply
ytownhockey10
Nov 23, 2011 16:51 ET
If that fight was not a decisive win then there is no such fucking thingReply
Habsfan18
Nov 23, 2011 16:55 ET
Just saw the replay of the fight. It depends on how you view it. The punches Chara threw didn't land, he put Regehr down on the ice, was about to swing wildly, but decided to let go. Narrow win to me.Reply
GMRWings1983
Nov 23, 2011 17:35 ET
Buffalo should have signed Steve Bosse just for this game.Reply
IslesEnforcer
Nov 23, 2011 17:35 ET
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napes
Nov 23, 2011 18:00 ET
Gaustad tries to play the hero again yet somehow comes out of that wild scrum with his gloves still on?! Did McQuaid land a couple of big bombs in that pile or what? I love it! Sabres are just way overmatched here. And they had their toughest guys on the ice.Reply
durbanomoonsthecrowd
Nov 23, 2011 19:23 ET
this is the difference between hockey today and when i grew up watching it,2 guys after a fight skate un escorted to the penalty box after a fight.Reply
thecrazycanadien
Nov 23, 2011 19:27 ET
Quote from message by ytownhockey10
If that fight was not a decisive win then there is no such fucking thing
Chill Debbie chill
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EC
Nov 23, 2011 20:10 ET
Quote from message by napes
Sabres are just way overmatched here. And they had their toughest guys on the ice.


When your toughest guys are Paul Gaustad and Robyn Regehr you have a problem.
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primeau25
Nov 23, 2011 21:39 ET
How did someone predict this!? LOLReply
ytownhockey10
Nov 23, 2011 22:59 ET
nah I'm goodReply
TieDomiFan
Nov 23, 2011 23:07 ET
Quote from message by GMRWings1983
Buffalo should have signed Steve Bosse just for this game.
haha yeah, I agree :D Bossé is absolute BEAST
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itsJ.Millertime
Nov 24, 2011 06:47 ET
Quote from message by durbanomoonsthecrowd
this is the difference between hockey today and when i grew up watching it,2 guys after a fight skate un escorted to the penalty box after a fight.
Tell me about it. That was the first thing I noticed about this fight, how quick Charo broke off fromt the fight and skated away without a linesman escorting him. There is so little passion, intensity, emotion and dislike in todays game it's pathetic. Had this game been played in the 70's (my guess from your name of when you "grew up watching", to note I started watching in 75) with the hype and the history behind it both teams would have brought in some added muscle for the game and it would have been an incredible, fight filled, hard hitting, intense game with a good chance of both benches clearing at some point.

I tried to watch the game but turned channels after I got bored a few minutes into it once it turned into your typical "new" nhl shitty hockey and that's really, really sad.
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durbanomoonsthecrowd
Nov 24, 2011 11:50 ET
you are correct about my name,and i agree with all you said.Reply
ROCHESTER
Nov 26, 2011 03:03 ET
Quote from message by primeau25
How did someone predict this!? LOL
Regehr was signed on to bring toughness and he showed Chara how we do things in Buffalo. Rochester has a heavyweight ( Joe Finley ) He needs to get called up
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primeau25
Nov 26, 2011 20:54 ET
I couldnt a gree more, the league has been reduced into a league where everyone is expected to completely respect and genuinly care about all the players on the other team. Up until the early 2000's, officials would be trying to peel players off eachother down on the ice and the guy on top would still be throwing punches. Hell, punching a guy when you took him down used to be expected, now ive even seen unsportsmanlike penalties called for punching a guy who was down. There is no swift brutal retribution delivered on punks like avery and subban and brad marchand anymore, the instigator rule protects them. I know one thing; if i were on the ice and avery dragged one of my non fighting teammates into a fight i'd jump in and start throwing punches and i most certainly wouldnt turn the other way when in the next game the score was 7-0. He'd pay wehter he wanted to fight or not. Everybody acts like that attitude is so wrong, but this is a brutal tough game and the players neeed to take back control from the stuffed suits appeasing the casual fan and peoples grandmoms.Reply
itsJ.Millertime
Nov 26, 2011 22:27 ET
Quote from message by primeau25
I couldnt a gree more, the league has been reduced into a league where everyone is expected to completely respect and genuinly care about all the players on the other team. Up until the early 2000's, officials would be trying to peel players off eachother down on the ice and the guy on top would still be throwing punches. Hell, punching a guy when you took him down used to be expected, now ive even seen unsportsmanlike penalties called for punching a guy who was down. There is no swift brutal retribution delivered on punks like avery and subban and brad marchand anymore, the instigator rule protects them. I know one thing; if i were on the ice and avery dragged one of my non fighting teammates into a fight i'd jump in and start throwing punches and i most certainly wouldnt turn the other way when in the next game the score was 7-0. He'd pay wehter he wanted to fight or not. Everybody acts like that attitude is so wrong, but this is a brutal tough game and the players neeed to take back control from the stuffed suits appeasing the casual fan and peoples grandmoms.
Well said. The sad thing is most of today's fans just don't understand what hockey once was. They think the way it's played today is the way it always was. They don't know a guy like O'Reilly punched guys like Gainey while they were down, they don't know guys like Probert headbutted McGill into la la land or that bench clearing brawls happened in playoff hockey. You have to give credit to Bettyman and his gang but they have gotten rid of most hard core fans like us and replaced us with people that think a body check or two constitutes a good game. I have no doubt that had hockey stayed on the path it created in the 70's and 80's where intensity, toughness and yes fighting worked hand in hand with skill and speed that hockey would be knocking on the door as the #2 sport in america behind football. But instead they decided to go the euro, skill sport with as little body contact and animosty as possible and we have what we now see..... A sport nobody watches.
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Tomahawkchopper
Dec 18, 2011 15:54 ET
Chara took it easy on Regehr because they're friends. They went to Africa together to promote some charity a couple of years back during the offseason.Reply


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 Tyler Seguin  (Victim) 6'1'' 8186lb 8None
 Nathan Gerbe  (Aggressor) 5'5'' 8178lb 8
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nateyman33
468 fight reviews

Nov 24, 2011 13:04 ET
Seguin carries the puck past his own blue line, Gerbe catches up with him, and drops him. Time is est. Fun 
3
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crossovert
Nov 25, 2011 11:38 ET
you have to be more specific with this, i looked back at the game and it doesn't happen at 10 or near it, it also seems the only shift they had together during this general time period ended in gerbe getting checked and a scuffleReply
nateyman33
Nov 25, 2011 20:19 ET
Quote from message by crossovert
you have to be more specific with this, i looked back at the game and it doesn't happen at 10 or near it, it also seems the only shift they had together during this general time period ended in gerbe getting checked and a scuffle
sorry, i wasnt even close. i should have put around 15:00.
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Fight at 38:36
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 Andrew Ference 5'11'' 3187lb 15N/AN/AN/AN/A
 Drew Stafford 6'2'' 3202lb 15N/AN/AN/A
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 MetalHead2010
278 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:54 ET
Draw Fun 
3
Drew Stafford VS Andrew Ference November 23rd / 2011

The Sabres are coming into the Bruin zone hard on a 2 on 2 play. As the puck comes across the front of the net to Stafford, hes all tied up with Ference and doesn't really get a good opportunity. As Stafford and Ference are tied up, Stafford gives Thomas a bump on his way. Its really hard to tell whether it was intentional or not. But in my honest opinion I don't think that Stafford intended on doing this.

After the bump on Thomas, Ference takes no time to drop the gloves and grab a hold of Stafford, who didn't really look too interested in fighting at the very beginning. Stafford as well droves his gloves rather quickly and Ference starts off by throwing a weak right hand to the head of Stafford who responds with a right of his own. They lock up in tight and as they are tight against the boards Ference now attempts to take Stafford's helmet off, failing to do so. Stafford as well seems to be trying to get the helmet off of the head of Ference. Stafford then throws 2-3 weak right hands to the head of Ference, neither of them connecting "solid". As they lock up in close against the boards the refs come in and put an end to the wrestling match.

Your Winner : Draw, not enough damage done to call a final decision either way. Was expecting Ference to do the most damage but he couldn't get much going at all.
kmyeakel
207 fight reviews

Nov 23, 2011 17:48 ET
Draw Fun 
2
not a good fight. Ference goes after Stafford after he ran Thomas. Both guys dropped the gloves and refs broked it up. Each got 4 minutes for roughing
WanderingEye
1761 fight reviews
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Nov 23, 2011 17:53 ET
Draw Fun 
2
Pretty lame tilt here. Stafford lightly bumps Ference into Thomas, Ference just drops his gloves and grabs Stafford who also drops his. They each throw one right, then hug in close along the glass for a while. Stafford wrestles Ference a little off balance, throws two more rights, then the hugging resumes until the refs break it up. I'm a little surprised they just got roughing calls actually, it was about as much of a fight as Chara and Regehr.
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NhlFan91
Nov 24, 2011 06:48 ET
Can we get a video up of this?Reply
BradBrad49
Nov 24, 2011 09:18 ET
Looking for a video here also.Reply
EC
Nov 25, 2011 08:58 ET
Look how quickly Boston responded when someone bumped their goaltender. That is what separates the defending champs from a weak team like Buffalo.Reply


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 David Krejci  (Victim) 5'11'' 6178lb  None
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crossovert
1118 fight reviews

Nov 25, 2011 11:41 ET
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 Fun 
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nateyman33
468 fight reviews

Jan 3, 2012 16:54 ET
Krejci takes the puck from behind the Buffalo net on the right side, and out of nowhere Gerbe comes flying in and lays out Krejci. Great game by Gerbe, even tried to hit Chara tonight, and led the team with 8 hits this game. Time is est. Fun 
3
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LukeLaC
Dec 21, 2011 12:53 ET
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