Found March 06, 2013 on Diehardsport:
Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford was dead set on fighting St. Louis Blues defenseman Roman Polak.  Dustin Penner came on the ice for a line change and Clifford sent him off the ice.  Clifford threw hard and often early in the bout and connected on a solid uppercut that sent Polak down to the ice.  Polak went to the locker room immediately and didn’t look so good as he headed there wobbling around. []

Kyle Clifford and Roman Polak drop the gloves

On Tuesday night during the Los Angeles Kings’ 6-4 comeback win over the St. Louis Blues, Kings forward Kyle Clifford and Blues enforcer Roman Polak went toe-to-toe in a classic hockey fight. As the above video shows, Polak and Clifford dropped the gloves just after a face-off (standard procedure) in the first period, and started immediately throwing bombs at each other. Clifford...

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