Originally posted on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 4/29/13

Welcome to our final regular season installment of Hockey Fights of the Week. We'll have a "Best Fights of 2013" post coming in the near future, but this is our final regular column about the best fights in hockey now that the regular season has concluded.  Did the final week of the regular season end with a bang? You better believe it. We saw some of the best fights of the season during the final few games on the schedule. This was one of the most difficult weeks to rank as numerous players left us with memorable fights before their year came to an end. 5. Shawn Thornton (BOS) vs. Jay Rosehill (PHI) - April 23 This fight almost ended before it even started as Rosehill threw a big punch and whiffed, sending him down to the ice and with his back turned away from his opponent. He was able to find his feet and face the right way thanks to a bit of sportsmanship from Thornton. When the two men finally got things going we were treated to a fairly even scrap.  4. Tim Jackman (CGY) vs. Ryan Reaves (STL) - April 25 Jackman was rocked by a big hit from Chris Porter and was seeking vengeance. Unfortunately, he chose to mix it up with Reaves. Big mistake. As we've talked about in this column in the past, Reaves is one of the most underrated and most entertaining fighters to watch in the NHL. It's also worth noting that he scored two goals in this game, adding insult to injury to Jackman's night.  3. Mike Brown (EDM) vs. Zenon Konopka (MIN) - April 26 Brown and Konopka wasted little time dropping the mitts, starting their scrap just two seconds into the hockey game. What a great battle this one was. While we don't have our stopwatch handy, it's safe to say this was one of the longest scraps of the season as well as one of the most intense. Though Brown landed some big shots, we give the edge to Konopka in this one. Despite Konopka energizing the crowd early, the momentum didn't last long. The Oilers scored three times in the first period, eventually winning by a 6-1 score.  2. Chris Neil (OTT) vs. Milan Lucic (BOS) - April 28 It's pretty difficult to choose a winner in this one. After talking it over for a while, both men eventually dropped the mitts and engaged in an even bout. Lucic appeared to land some rights on Neil while Neil appeared to catch Lucic with a few of his lefts.  1. Dalton Prout (CBJ) vs. Eric Nystrom (DAL) - April 25 Prout and Nystrom won't be competing for the Stanley Cup this season. The Dallas Stars missed out on the playoffs by a decent margin while the Columbus Blue Jackets were shown the door thanks to a tiebreaker. Knowing their 2013 was coming to a close, Prout and Nystrom gave us a memorable scrap before they skated into the off-season.  Previous installments: April 15 - April 21 April 8 - April 14 April 1 - April 7 March 25 - March 31 March 18 - March 24 March 11 - March 17 March 4 - March 10 February 25 - March 3 February 18 - February 24 February 11 - February 17 February 4 - February 10 January 28 - February 3 January 21- January 27 A big "Thank you" to Hockey Fights, our #1 resource for hockey fight videos. [follow]

This article first appeared on Puck Drunk Love and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Golden Knights owner screws up expansion draft order, announces a selection from the wrong team

Steve Kerr: Warriors will ‘get greedy,’ be even better next season

Report: Pacers in no rush to complete Paul George trade

Phil Jackson and Knicks are looking to trade Porzingis

Oscar De La Hoya: Dana White ‘disrespectful’ for timing of Mayweather-McGregor

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Unlike with the NFL Draft, ESPN will allow reporters to tweet NBA Draft picks before they’re announced

Freddie Freeman planning to play third base upon return from disabled list

Chauncey Billups reportedly gets second interview for Cavs’ GM job

Coach K advocates NBA allowing high school players into draft

Report: ‘Zero truth’ to idea Cavs players told Butler to stay away

Photo depicting Kawhi Leonard sans braids apparently a fake

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

2017 NBA Mock Draft

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

For Giants, failure to act could be the gravest error in a season full of them

Scouting the 2017 NBA Draft

The 'Diana Taurasi, greatest of all-time' quiz

Ranking the No. 2 overall NBA Draft picks in the lottery era

Box Score 6/20: NBA annual drama season off to fiery start

The 'Process is shown to be trustworthy once again' quiz

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in MLB

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

The Giants' failures for 2017 are complete, time to think of the future

Scouting the 2017 NBA Draft

The 'Diana Taurasi, greatest of all-time' quiz

Ranking the No. 2 overall NBA Draft picks in the lottery era

The 'Process is shown to be trustworthy once again' quiz

Diana Taurasi setting the WNBA all-time scoring record is another leap for the league

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker