The Washington Capitals opened their Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. John Carlson pinged a slapshot in off a series of Flyers in the second period, and Jay Beagle added another in the third period. Two goals is far less than the nine that the Islanders and Panthers combined…
There’s something oddly hypnotic about watching these three pairs of hockey guys wail on each other all at the same time, in near-perfect harmony.
San Diego Gulls winger Brian McGrattan was felled by a right hand from San Antonio Rampage defenseman Daniel Maggio Tuesday night, and immediately hit the ice out cold. He was stretchered off the ice, though the Gulls later announced that he was conscious and alert:
The Québec Major Junior Hockey League is a a wonderful hockey league spread across Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. It’s a charming part of the CHL, full of francophone names and, apparently, vicious brawls that even referees are powerless to stop. The Halifax Mooseheads (!) and the Saint…
Chris Neil is somewhat of an Ottawa Senators lifer, having played 13 seasons-long career with the team and notching his 900th game on Thursday. The Senators lost 5-4, but Neil had himself a game, scoring, assisting, and wrasslin’, all in a mere 6:17 of ice time.
The Canucks and Flames don’t like each other. That much was obvious before coming into tonight’s Stanley Cup playoffs game in Vancouver, one that ended in a 4-1 win for the Canucks and a third period box score that looked like this:
This dude right here—who seems to be feeling pretty good about the fact that he just exited a hockey brawl down a shirt, jacket, and tie—is named Andrei Razin, and he’s the head coach of a hockey team in Russia’s minor league. He ended up this way after scrapping with opposing head coach Alex Zhdahin, who was getting…
More winter Friday nights than not through my first few years of high school, I was in my usual seat at the local arena, three or four rows up behind the home team's bench. On the ice, the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's, a group of—boys, really, aged 16 to 20. A handful of them would go on to be drafted by NHL…
The Penguins and Capitals were feeling a bit feisty last night, so much so that they decided have a scrap right on the Penguins' bench. I'm not sure if this qualifies as a true line brawl, but it's still pretty crazy.
This is Philadelphia's Ryan White moving the Islanders' Matt Martin's nose a few centimeters to the right in their first-period fight last night.
The founder of HockeyFights.com shares his list of the top 10 fights of calendar year 2014, if that's your thing.
Last night, Sabres pest Patrick Kaleta punched himself in the head. Really! Look:
See what happens when you try to break up a fight, Johnny? See? You end up getting the worst of it.
This, from Sean McIndoe on what he sees as the end of the enforcer in the NHL, is very good. I think he doesn't nail the simplest explanation until the very end, which is that goons are on the way out because teams have finally realized and quantified how much value they forfeit by taking a roster spot from a guy who…
Connor McDavid, the world's top hockey prospect, injured his hand in a fight last night. The OHL's leading scorer, who "doesn't fight very often," appeared to hurt himself (at about the 30-second mark of the video) when one of his punches struck the glass.
The NHL has a lot more fights than, say, the NFL, but how does it stack up against other levels of hockey competition? To find out, Simon Garnier of Graph Zoo pulled data from the (hilariously '90s) site dropyourgloves.com and put together a neat graphic on "fights per game" across almost 100 active and inactive…
Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith has been a target of abuse through the first two games of the series. He decided to take out his frustrations on the nearest Bruin. The nearest Bruin just happened to be the tallest NHL player ever.
Bad blood from one of the ugliest brawls of the season finally spilled over in Philly last night, as the Flyers and Caps engaged in a melee that featured a player shoving another while he was done, three guys jumping one, and Wayne Simmonds holding John Erskine from behind while Vinny Lecavlier punched him in the face.