Fights That Changed Momentum
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09-27-2012, 04:15 PM
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Wanted to see how many fights fans can point to as ones that shifted the momentum of a playoff series from one team to another. My favorite example of this would have to be when Marty McSorley took on Wendel Clark after leveling Doug Gilmour with an open ice hit.
The Leafs dominated the Kings every which way possible and Gilmour was having his way against them. That is until McSorley stepped in and delivered what appeared to be an elbow at Gilmour's head. Clark responded by going after McSorley, but the fight sent a message that the Kings were going to put up a fight and that they did when they won the series in seven games.
There is another incident that took place a few years ago involving Georges Laraque. I can't recall the exact details aside from the fact that he appeared to mock his opponent after the fight or did some celebration, which inspired the opposing team to mount a comeback. Anyone else remember this?
This mainly concerns post season fights, but if you could point to examples from regular season games as well, then by all means, do so.
The leafs lost the series
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