Last night’s showdown between the Colorado Avalanche and New York Islanders didn’t sure didn’t lack in excitement. First there was the first period announcement that Avs forward Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene had been traded mid-game, then there was a five point performance from Isles rookie Matthew Barzal.
But, leave it to the heavyweights to really put on a show. After being sent flying at the blue line by Avs giant Nikita Zadorov, Isles defender Scott Mayfield dropped the gloves and attempted to take the big Russian’s head off. Check it out:
A good, old fashioned heavyweight tilt. The NHL used to be full of them, now it’s rare that we get to see the big boys go toe-to-toe. While there are some real bombs landed, the scrap is even for the most part. We call it a draw, what’s your call?