Yeah, it’s not Friday. Work has completely destroyed the consistency of Friday Night Fights.
This week, I’m feeling a little nostalgic. Well, it isn’t too far back but it is back to the last time they were in the playoffs. The Devils and New York Rangers were destined to just badger each other all season in the 2011-12 season.
Here, we have a moment where a former Devil seemed to get lost in the moment and “punch” Martin Brodeur in a cheap shot. We’ve all seen this so here it is (this is not my video, and all credit goes to the uploader):
This series was known to be chippy and tough from start to finish. It’s always a special time when you have not only division rivals, but also rivals with as much history as the Devils and Rangers.
Steve Bernier came in half cocked to defend his goalie and did in fact get dropped because of it. It didn’t stop the rest of the team getting into it.
The real fight in this edition is between Pete DeBoer and John Tortorella in one of the famous moments of the 2012 playoffs. As they say in the video, one gives the lashing and the other gives it right back.
In a series that was always escalating, this was one of the moments that perfectly encapsulated the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals.
Stay tuned to Pucks and Pitchforks for more Friday (or Monday) New Jersey Devils fights.