Fists Flyin’ in L.A.

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Bruins 4 p.m. (my time) matinee with the L.A. Kings has stated off with a bang. Two fights in the early going as both teams display some nice snarl.

First off, Adam McQuaid with his second bout in three games takes on Brandon Segal, in an AHL Northeast Division match-up of former Providence Bruins’ and Manchester Monarchs’. Slight edge to McQuaid who’s fighting style does not include a lot of defense. The one fear there being that any given bout could end in a K.O. for either side.

Shorty after that the heavies took center stage as Shawn Thornton and Raitis Ivanans mixed it up in one where the square off was far longer than the actual fight. Kind of a brief, uncontrolled affair where no real punches landed I don’t think.

Viddies of both on the Fight Video Pages as soon as I get around to a much needed update there.

Game: 1-1 after one in what looks to be a nice, fiesty tilt.

Updates to follow.

Update: Great middle, not a great end. Bruins score two goals 11 seconds apart in the second for a 3-1 lead but couldn’t hold it. Kings come back halfway through the third to tie it up and take it to overtime and then win it decisively in a shoot-out.

Thomas skated off ready to smash his stick against the boards, seemingly upset at himself for the way things ended. Seemed like some pretty obvious defensive breakdowns that allowed L.A. to come back so I wouldn’t blame Timmy too, too much.

B’s take home 3 points out of 6 on the trip with an insanely depleted line-up. Just as David Krejci and and Mark Stuart come back in this one, out goes Marco Sturm, Dennis Wideman and, before the game ended, Steve Begin.

This is getting ridiculous.

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