Opinion: Why the NHL Got the Seidenberg Hit on Toews Wrong 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.
Brendan Smith breaks his stick over Richard Panik's back, then Panik Pulls Smith's jersey over his head http://t.co/1CwZhjwqXF— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) December 14, 2014
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).