Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 6/30/14

ATLANTA - MARCH 6: Eric Boulton #36 of the Atlanta Thrashers looks on against the Florida Panthers on March 6, 2007 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The Thrashers won 4-2. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
In the first period of the New Jersey Devils' 4-3 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday night, winger Eric Boulton took a run at Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle. That prompted Douglas Murray, Boyle's defensive partner, to fight for his honor. Murray removed the pad on his right arm, locked up with Boulton and landed a few jabs … until Boulton unleashed the fury. As Devils announcer Chico Resch says in the following clip about Murray: "He's not a fighter. He's from Sweden." And with that, every NHL player that's ever been on the receiving end of a Douglas Murray hit slowly comes to their feet and slow-claps ... Both players received five minutes for fighting; Murray was OK, finishing the game with 18:42 time on ice. Solid win for the Sharks, by the way, as they rallied with two goals in the second period and then again in the third on a Joe Pavelski goal with 36 seconds remaining in the game. Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist in his 1,000th ...
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