Before Sunday’s game, Hockey Fights hadn’t credited 35-year-old Lubomir Visnovsky with a single fight over the course of his NHL career. Then he decided to trade blows with Derick Brassard and, well, you can see what happened below.
Brassard doesn’t exactly have a long and illustrious career as a fighter either, but we think he got the better end of this exchange. On top of the standard five minutes for fighting, Visnovsky was also given a roughing minor and a game misconduct. Needless to say, we don’t expect Visnovsky to make a habit of dropping the glove.
Anze Kopitar received high praise from L.A. Kings coach Darryl Sutter following Friday’s win over the New York Rangers.
All Kopitar did was score three goals on four shots on goal. He was also credited with five hits while winning 65 per cent of his faceoffs. His third goal of the evening with 30 seconds remaining in regulation pushed this game into overtime, where Tanner Pearson scored the winner for L.A. in a 5-4 victory.
P.K. Subban was given a game misconduct on Friday after an outburst directed at officials in the final minute against the Buffalo Sabres.
Subban was furious after the puck got caught up in the skates of the linesman in the neutral zone before Evander Kane then picked it up and scored into the open net. That put the Sabres up by two goals with 55 seconds remaining in regulation and ended any hopes of a Montreal comeback.
Subban had some choice words for officials but his argument ultimately landed him with an early exit from this game. The Habs lost by a final score of 6-4.
The Sabres scored four straight goals between the first and second periods, chasing Ben Scrivens from the net 1:28 into the second period.
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