It wasn’t much of a fight. Chicago Blackhawks tough guy Dan Carcillo dropped the gloves with Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin, who had yet to fight in his now three-season NHL career.
The fight took place early in the second period of Friday’s 4-3 Chicago win. Nikitin was responding to a massive Carcillo body check on Columbus blue liner Fedor Tyutin. But give credit to Nikitin, who went after Carcillo, an experienced pugilist in the NHL.