Martin Havlat vs. Mark Recchi
This is for all the Sens fans who said all week that Havlat would drop Rex in a fight and that Rex wouldn't and couldn't fight. Well, when the going got tough, Havlat took a seat in the box, while Recchi through down with Smolinski and got the edge, imo. Meanwhile, Havlat watched his team fight his battle.
The rest of the Sens just bonded because of this. Did Havlat? I wouldn't think so. Unlike a Bondra or the other 4 not named Havlat that didn't get fighting majors on the Sens tonight, they weren't seen as part of the cause. In a sense, I think it could hurt Havlat a bit.
Gags seems determined to start several threads on the same topic I believe.
And as mentioned in one of the other several threads, Recchi got the edge on Smoke, but Recchi was whacking Smolinski's head with a loose elbow pad.
I simply wanted to make this a seperate issue because of Sens fans who defended Havlat all week and questioned Recchi's toughness. A great game all and all and i'm glad the flyers and senators finally have developed a physical rivalry similar to sens/leafs.