Monday, January 18, 2010

Five for Fighting Monday

You want to show everyone who's boss?
Score a goal, tally a helper and top it off with a fight.
That'll show 'em!
Tonight the Avs and the Oil face off in a battle of the Gordie Howe hat tricks.
Chris Stewart and Zack Stortini are two of the only seven NHL players to register the elusive Gordie Howe hat trick so far this season.
Here's Stewie's GHHT, registered on Dec 2, 2009 against the Panthers. This is a particularly important fight for the Avs as a team. The victim, Bryan Allen, was taking a run at Matt Duchene and Stewart ended up taking the instigator penalty for this fight. But as you can see from the video, Allen wanted no part of this fight. And what a guy like Stewie is doing is sending a message that roughing up the Avs young stars will not be tolerated!

Zack Stortini registered his GHHT on Dec 9th 2009 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Stortini has duked it out with Wilson for his hit on the team captain. While that matter is probably settled, don't doubt for a minute that if Wilson lays another one of his hard hits on an Oiler, Stortini will be there to take care of things. And as Avs fans were witness to on Saturday, Wilson will back up his physical play.

It's interesting to note that teams with a GHHT have a 4-2-1 record.
Have a great Monday and an even better week.

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