Mar 6, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Ottawa Senators left wing Dave Dziurzynski (59) lays on the ice after being hit by Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Frazer McLaren (38) at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators Fight: David Dziurzynski Gets Knocked Out (Video)

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.

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  • Ruby6086

    So, perhaps you should know what you’re talking about before making assertions…Dziurzynski did not pick the fight with McLaren. In McLaren’s post game interview he unequivocally stated he challenged Dziurzynski to a fight to “spark” his team due to its lackluster start, and even admitted to the fact that Dziurzynski turned down fighting him when they lined up for the faceoff…McLaren plays 7 minutes in a game (when he’s lucky) and is only on the Leafs as a goon, so how could you possibly say with any string of credibility that Dzuizynski (who’s never fought in the NHL before) picked the fight? Report the facts, don’t engage in yellow journalism…