Philadelphia Flyers tough guy Zac Rinaldo isn’t shy about fighting, but relative unknown Washington Capitals forward Liam O’Brien might have made a bit of a name for himself in this intense preseason bout from Thursday:
O’Brien, 20, probably got the best of Rinaldo, 24, but the rugged Flyers winger was relentless in eating a few early punches.
Judging from both of their fight cards at Hockey Fights, each player knows their roles (i.e. they both fight frequently at whatever level they’re playing at) and would likely have a rematch or two if they cross paths again. Case in point: this post’s main image is of Rinaldo fighting a different Capitals player.