You can battle, lose a battle and give up on the play and slowly make your way back to the bench.
In this case, Desharnais lost his battle and still got back in there with fire in his game. He was giving an effort throughout and it amounted in a goal for and an assist to his name.
That's a reach. He needs to thank MaxPac and the Canes for the goal, not tap himself on the back on a job well done. He needs to win those battles. It's all good to credit him for always battling, but fourth liners battle hard too. DD is centering our best winger, he needs to win his battles, and so will Briere.