With 12 games on the docket, playoff positioning on the line and the trade deadline messing with emotions, it’s not surprising that we got a few fights on Tuesday.
It’s a little surprising to see Sean Couturier battle Gabriel Landeskog, though the two forwards certainly have some “sandpaper” to their games. Hockey Fights pegs this as Couturier’s fifth NHL bout while this Landeskog’s third of 2016-17 and ninth in the NHL.
(You think Landeskog got mad about a possible trade joke?)
The Flyers ended up easily beating the Avalanche 4-0.
The other noteworthy fight of the night involved Milan Lucic dropping the gloves with Robert Bortuzzo. Seeing Lucic drop the gloves is worthwhile even in a more mundane bout, while Bortuzzo tries to find himself a more consistent spot in the Blues’ lineup now that Kevin Shattenkirk leaves an empty spot:
Edmonton ended up edging St. Louis 2-1 in regulation.