The Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators opened up their game at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night with two fights within the first five minutes of the match. Tensions were so high to start the game that it took just 26 seconds for Senators left wing Dave Dziurzynski to pick his first NHL fight.
Unfortunately for Dziurzynski, he picked a fight with the wrong guy — Maple Leafs left wing Frazer McLaren.
The results of the fight for Dziurzynski were not what he had hoped for. McLaren got the better of the exchange and sent Dziurzynski falling to the ice unconscious after a swift right hook connected right on the jaw of Ottawa’s winger.
Here is video of the fight:
Dziurzynski was helped off the ice and was diagnosed by the team with a concussion. He was out for the remainder of the game.
Shortly after the knockout, Colton Orr and Chris Neil decided to have a scrap of their own. The result of this fight was not nearly as exciting, but both guys are likely happy that they did not suffer the same fight as Dziurzynski.
Here is the second fight:
The Senators were winning the game 5-3 at the time of this post.