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Tales of the Tape: vs. Anaheim Ducks 2/12/08

Apparently someone decided to help me out starting off, because three fights broke out in the Avs game against the Ducks.

The first broke out after Cody McLeod got a hit on Kent Huskins behind the net at around the 8:30 mark in the 2nd period.  Brian Sutherby confronted him and the two dropped gloves.  After a bit of a dance, the two exchanged weak blows.  What could have possibly been a devastating hit ended up a bit of a chuckler when Sutherby swung for the fences, but ended up hitting the glass with his bare fist.  Whoops.  The linesmen came in after a few more traded blows and McLeod sliding down the boards.  No one really took the advantage on this one, so I'm going to call it a draw.

I get the two-fer with this next one - I don't have to go looking for another video.  With just three seconds remaining in the 2nd period, Ian Laperriere gets a hit on Huskins (with perhaps a bit of elbow) and is confronted by Ryan Getzlaf.  Greetings and pleasentries are no doubt exchanged before the gloves go flying and it, as they say, is on.  Few times do I get to see a blatantly one-sided fight, but Lappy had no trouble at all with Getzlaf.  Keeping his opponent's arm pinned and getting his own free, he wailed on Getzlaf until the two finally fell to the ice, Lappy landing on top.  That would be a win.

As the two were being taken away, another fight broke out, this time between between Ben Guite and Huskins, who apparently wanted to retain his honor for himself after seeing two other fights because of him.  I use the term "fight" loosely, because really, they traded about one hit, then Guite knocked Huskins over with a shot to the face.  It happened so quickly, they just stayed on top of each other until the linesmen got around to breaking it up.  It was a very lovely scene, though not so much for Huskins who suffered the loss in this one.

The morale of the story?  If you want a fight, go after Kent Huskins.

I'm going to have win/loss/draw records for the team, but as I've started this later in the season, it'll be a little while to compile it, so stay tuned...or, uh, reading.

Agree with my calls?  Disagree?  Let me know.

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