Those who are obsessed with hockey fights could kill some serious time breaking people up into “divisions.”
Tonight provided a pretty good example. Vancouver Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa put his superior size on display when he delivered a hard hit on rising Winnipeg Jets rookie Nikolaj Ehlers, which you can watch in the video above.
That didn’t sit well with the Jets, apparently, as Anthony Peluso didn’t need much goading to drop the gloves with Sbisa. What happened felt a bit like a middleweight tussling with a heavyweight.
Before game, Luca Sbisa: "I fought more early in my career just to show I'd do it. (But) I don’t like fighting. Why would you?"
Alex Ovechkin already had a chance to break his tie with Sergei Fedorov against the Detroit Red Wings. Will this second shot do the trick?
Ovechkin’s been snake-bitten since tying Fedorov’s record for goals scored by a Russian-born player, but that serves as a nice bonus storyline for tonight’s Wednesday Night Rivalry match between the Red Wings and Washington Capitals.
Fittingly, Ovechkin goes back to a line with Nicklas Backstrom, the guy who set up many of his goals … and also set up some Fedorov tallies.