Saturday, December 13, 2014

Video: Brendan Smith Breaks Stick over Richard Panik, Fight Ensues

After the Toronto Maple Leafs scored an empty-netter to take a 4-1 lead over the Detroit Red Wings, the pesky Leafs kept taking it to Detroit on Saturday night at the Air Canada Center. Richard Panik kept the forecheck amped up for Toronto, and he delivered two big body checks on Wings' d-man Brendan Smith before Smith took offense (see vid below).

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First a slash, then the disgruntled Smith snaps his shaft over Panik's back before the two get engaged in a good old-fashioned scrap.

The decision, like the game, went to Toronto, as Panik got Smith's jersey up around his head to score a unanimous decision.

Oh, and the Leafs won the back end of their home-and-home with Detroit, 4-1, to notch their second straight against Detroit and fourth in a row over all.