After dropping a disappointing 7-4 decision to the Buffalo Sabres (and not doing much retaliating after Shawn Thornton got his ass kicked), the Bruins rebounded nicely with a 1-0 shutout win at the Toronto Maple Leafs. Within the victory for the B’s was a two-round showdown between the two big fighters for each team: the Bruins’ Lane MacDermid and the Leafs’ Mark Fraser.
These two apparently have a history of fighting each other in the minors. It wasn’t enough for them to drop the gloves just once; they threw down for two separate rounds, in different periods.
Round 1 happened in the first period and was relatively close, but Fraser appears to land more punches and gets the knockdown, so it would be fair to award him this bout. Voting on HockeyFights.com favors Fraser by not too much.
Round 2 went a little differently. MacDermid was clearly more motivated to take this one, as evidenced by his barrage of punches to Fraser and his quick knockdown. Voters almost unanimously agree.
So what about the collective fighting: Who wins this war? It’s hard not to give the ultimate win to MacDermid, since the first round was much closer than the second and he dominated the second fight.