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Tuesday night’s game in Montreal between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs marked the 15th time the two teams have opened an NHL season against each other. The Leafs now hold a 10-5 record after winning the season opener 4-3.
The night started off with what’s now becoming a traditional passing of the torch between current and past players. A loud ovation came from the fans at the Bell Centre as the torch was passed from Guy Lafleur to first-time Canadien Daniel Brière, a little bit ironic considering how much he was booed ever since he signed with Philadelphia instead of Montreal in 2007. Also notable from Tuesday night’s pre-game was Ryan White’s completely shaved head; he must have dropped at least three pounds without that messy flow on his head.
The momentum was fast and intense, filled with opportunities and battles. The shots on goal were 38 and 37 for Toronto and Montreal, respectively.
James van Riemsdyk opened up the scoring in the first on a power play goal assisted by Cody Franson and Phil Kessel, who had just signed an eight year, $64 million deal with the Leafs earlier that day. Montreal countered two minutes later with a goal by fully recovered Lars Eller and was followed by a goal from linemate Brendan Gallagher almost four minutes later. That young line of Gallagher, Eller, and Galchenyuk would end up being the most productive for the Canadiens, as Eller went on to score the third goal for the Canadiens.
Montreal led 2-1 after the first but was trailing 3-2 after a goal by Dion Phaneuf and a short-handed goal by Tyler Bozak. Mayson Raymond went on to score the final goal for the Maple Leafs.
The shots and goals kept the game interesting but the fights kept the game intense and intriguing. The fourth line for the Canadiens consisting of Parros, Prust, and Moen was no doubt expected to be in the middle of some conflicts but they also provided an offensive boost. Parros at times looked hungry for his 19th NHL goal and Moen and Prust each had two shots on goal.
Parros opened up the fighting for the Canadiens as he and Colton Orr went at it in the second period, a fight that was building up since Orr’s hit on Pacioretty sent Pacioretty to the dressing room in the first period. Fans in the Bell Centre went wild as the six-foot-five violent gentleman dropped the gloves. Travis Moen also got tied up with Mark Fraser near the end of the period.
And then there was the incident early in the third period that defined this game. A multi-player scrum in front of the Habs net saw Jarred Tinordi take on Carter Ashton, keeping him off Brandon Prust, and Parros face off with Orr once again after Orr went after P.K. Subban. The fight barely progressed as Colton Orr fell and Parros, who was holding on to Orr’s jersey fell as well. Parros was on the unlucky side of the fall, as he hit his face on the ice and was left with a bloodied chin and a concussion.
Colton Orr calls for help as Parros lays motionless (Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)
The Bell Centre became awfully quiet as 21,273 spectators watched with concern as Parros laid on the ice and teammates and doctors rushed to his side. He was sent to the hospital and was released this morning. He is now out indefinitely with a concussion.
Although Parros’s injury was caused by what most consider bad luck, the fighting debate in the NHL got heated once again. Should it be banned? Is it worth risking these players’ careers? Is fighting a necessary entertainment factor and an integral part of hockey? Everyone has their own strong opinions to these questions but when you see a big guy laying on the ice not knowing what just hit him, whether it was caused by bad luck or a punch, questions will arise and change could come.
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Montreal Canadiens’ forward George Parros was knocked unconscious after falling to the ice following a fight with Toronto’s Colton Orr.
It wasn’t a punch from Orr that did the damage to Parros, but rather him falling awkwardly on the ice face first. Weirdly enough, Orr was hurt in similar fashion a few seasons ago during a fight with Parros.
Here’s to a quick recovery for...
The NHL is officially back! Tonight, George Parros of the Montreal Canadiens and Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs fought twice. The first fight was pretty good. Each guy threw a few good punches. But the second fight didn’t end the way anyone wanted to see it end.
Check out the video of Parros getting knocked out…by the ice.
The post George Parros Smashes His Face...
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The Montreal Canadiens brought in George Parros for muscle and he ended up squaring off against Colton Orr, for what seems like the elevendy billonth time on the ice.
The guys know each other. They know the styles...
Just sometimes it doesn't end well...
This was their first scrap...
But the rematch ended this way at 2:34 of...
First off, I hope that George Parros is not seriously hurt, he was taken to a Montreal hospital for further evaluation. Parros appears to get tripped up, and hits his head on the ice while engaged in a fight with Maple Leafs tough guy Colton Orr.
The ongoing debate of whether or not to ban fighting in the NHL was rekindled Tuesday night when Montreal Canadiens enforcer, George Parros, hit the ice face first and suffered a concussion in the middle of a fight with Toronto’s Colton Orr. Thankfully, Parros should be fine, but it was another example of why the fighting debate should continue among the NHL and its players. Fighting...
Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros was taken off of the ice on a stretcher after falling on his face while fighting Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs. While falling, Orr held onto Parros, who had his arms wrapped up and had no way to protect himself as his face collided with the ice.
The Canadiens announced after the game that Parros suffered a concussion and...
In the wake of the incident between George Parros and Colton Orr last night, there has been a lot of talk regarding fighting and its role in today’s NHL. Some people want harsher penalties, some want it banned entirely, and some people are just fine with things the way that they are. Let us know how you feel in the poll below.
OK, so what did we learn from the first night of NHL hockey? Let’s go down the list:Fighting is dangerous. The ice surface is hard. Canadiens enforcer George Parros got tangled up with Maple Leafs ruffian Colton Orr. When Orr pulled him down, Parros landed face first on the ice and suffered a concussion. The bellowing of the anti-fighting crowd commenced.The Capitals will be a...
Montreal Canadiens forward George Parros was taken off the ice on a stretcher on Tuesday night after the veteran enforcer hit his head on the ice.
In his second fight with Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr of the night, the two dropped the gloves during the third period. As Orr was falling to the ice, he grabbed onto Parros’ jersey and Parros fell to the ice hard. With his face hitting...
Parros seemed to trip or get tangled up with Colton Orr, then went face first to the ice.
Reports out of Montreal state Parros is headed to the hospital.
added 10:06pm, Added a zoomed-in view below after receiving a tweet about Orr grabbing the sweater of Parros. Decide for yourself and it could be Orr just trying to hold on and not pulling Parros...
MONTREAL — Canadiens enforcer George Parros sustained a concussion early in the third period of Montreal’s 4-3 home-opening loss to Toronto after slamming face-first into the ice during a fight with Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr.
The hard-hitting Parros spent several minutes motionless on the ice, attended to by both teams’ medical staffs, before being removed on a stretcher...
from Erika Tucker of GlobalNews,
The sight of Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros hitting the ice during a fight with Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Colton Orr Tuesday night has rallied both supporters of fighting in the National Hockey League, and its detractors.
But the NHL says Parros’ injury won’t lead to the removal of fisticuffs from the game.
Montreal’s George Parros went down literally tonight doing what he does best. In his second fight of the night with fellow enforcer Colton Orr of the Maple Leafs, Parros fell face first onto the ice after Orr lost his footing. It certainly was a scary scene from the Bell Centre opening night as Parros appeared […]
George Parros did indeed hit the ice face-first while attempting to fight Colton Orr during the Canadiens-Leafs game, but Parros' status matters more than anthing else at present, and here's the Canadian Press's update:
Parros suffered a concussion early in the third period of the Montreal Canadiens' 4-3 home-opener loss to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs after...
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George Parros was taken to the hospital following a fight with Colton Orr.
Orr was on his way to hitting the ice when he grabbed Parros’ jersey. Parros’ head then made contact with the ice. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher.
The Canadians revealed later in the game that he was taken to an area hospital for a concussion and further evaluation.