Heavyweight fight settles issue between Canucks and Maple Leafs

By Phil Cantor
Dec. 05, 2016

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For all the non-hockey fans who complain the fighting has no place in the sports---we give you an example where it serves a purpose and sends a message without seriously injuring anyone.

Saturday night the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks squared off a month after the two teams had a penalty filled affair featuring over 110 minutes of penalty time and a fight between Leafs enforcer Matt Martin and Canucks rookie and much smaller Troy Stecher.

That fight set off Canucks enforcer Erik Gudbranson who thought the much larger Martin should take on someone his own size. And Saturday night, Gudbranson got his revenge.

Midway through the 2nd period with his team up by two goals, Gudbranson got his chance with Martin on the ice. The two big men squared off, wrestled for a second and the punches flew. The referees let them go for a second before pulling them apart. Both men did so without incident. Score settled...

Oh, Vancouver won the game---3-2....