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Murray loses fight, blood standing up to John Scott

- November 27th, 2013


Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray, bloodier than usual.
(Reuters)

John Scott, at 6-foot-8, 259 pounds, is literally more than a foot taller and about 70 pounds heavier than Brian Gionta (5-foot-7, 176 pounds).

Scott and Gionta traded pushes when the former love-tapped Carey Price while the Montreal Canadiens goalie covered up a loose puck during third period action Wednesday night.

Engaging such a beastly figure was not Gionta’s brightest idea of all time.

A much larger Hab, Douglas Murray, thankfully stepped in to tango with Scott, removing Gionta from beatdown central.

Though the fight wasn’t completely one-sided, the result wasn’t pretty for Murray. The Sabres tough-guy/enforcer/whatever-he’s-calling-himself-these-days cut Murray’s face.

Anyway, here’s Sabres play-by-play legend Rick Jeanneret with the call:

(Side note: Watch for the fan wearing the bacon shirt. He is very, very excited)

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5 comments

  1. Rick | November 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Brilliant. Another display of how completely out of touch the National Hockey League really is. When will the owners/managers wake up and join the ranks of the rest of the professional league sports such as baseball, football basketball, etc who have zero tolerance for fighting. It’s time the NHL stopped hiring “goons” and focused on hiring professional athletes who are really good at playing hockey. Cannot wait to watch the 2014 Olympic games……….

  2. forrest | November 28, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I agree. This is hardly a part of the game. The best hockey we’ll see all year will be in the Olympics and there won’t be anything close to a fight. The NHL should learn from this but they continue to allow it.

  3. RunForrestRun | November 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Pantywaists, the two of ya. Hockey has been, and always will be apart of hockey. IF you 2 girls cannot handle said fisticuffs then may I suggest something more befitting 2 “men” such as yourself…..you can watch gymnastics or better yet, golf! Idiots

  4. Don | November 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Had no problem with the fight. It occured because the goalie on Montreal got pushed after a play at the net. A hockey play, not a staged fight.

  5. David Keech | November 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Wow. Cannot believe I am reading these comments. Fighting is, in fact, part of hockey and should remain so. And as for “the best hockey we watch all year is in the Olympics.” Are you nuts? Talk about the boredom train. And as for reaming out the players as goons, one has to realize – when the ENFORCER of Buffalo slashes the goaltender, and the first to confront him is a scrawny little dude in Gionta, it is good for Murray to step in. The commenters above seem to prefer snooze-fests like soccer or basketball….watch that and leave my hockey alone.

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