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Fight Cub: Playoff edition

Posted by Chris Forsberg, Boston.com Staff  April 23, 2009 08:33 AM

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Milan Lucic: Not a fan of 100th year celebrations. (AP)

We have a sneaking suspicion this will be one of the more lopsided Fight Cub polls we've tossed out there, but it's our due diligence to break down the latest Bruins' scrap and you can cast your ballot as you please.

Linemate Fluto Shinzawa (well, he's a first-line center; I'm more of a healthy scratch) provided all the details in today's Bruins notebook, so we'll let him set the table:

In his two years as an NHLer, Milan Lucic has thrown some tooth-rattling punches. Last season, Lucic cold-cocked Toronto's Mark Bell. This season, Lucic cranked Florida's Nick Boynton with enough force to give the ex-Bruin a concussion.

But no punch was probably sweeter than the straight right Lucic delivered to the chin of No. 1 enemy Mike Komisarek at 19:18 of last night's second period.

"That was great," said Aaron Ward. "He got his opportunity. That's what we talked about in Game 2. It's a long series. Inevitably, you're going to get an opportunity with a player if he decides to take liberties with you. In some point over a seven-game series, you'll encounter that player again. He got his opportunity."

Here's some more info/video from last night ...

Tale of the Tape

220 lbs.Weight240 lbs.
11 (1 postseason)Season Fights2 (1 postseason)

Another look

With an assist from HockeyFights.com ....

And here's the retaliation from Komisarek later in the game ...

Locker room reaction

  • Milan Lucic: (On the fight): "The opportunity came, so I thought I'd respond. That was pretty much it." ... (On the cross-check): "I went to finish my check, and he felt like he needed to cross-check me. I can stand here and be unclassy. But it feels a lot better when you win a series. It doesn't hurt after that."

And now it's your turn...

And for those who missed it, here's the fight from the regular season:

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