Fight video: David Backes vs. Nazem Kadri (yes, seriously)

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In one corner, you have David Backes, a player so agitating that it’s surprising he isn’t goaded into a fight more often.

In the other: Nazem Kadri, a guy who has some fire to his game, but you wouldn’t necessarily expect him to drop the mitts.

The St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs are engaging in a pretty interesting contest on Saturday, as the Buds currently hold the lead. That fight above might be more surprising than Toronto’s current lead, though.

Interesting nugget:

It wasn’t the only noteworthy clip of the contest, as Steve Ott seemed to be hurt pretty badly here:

He won’t return because of that lower-body injury.