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Wednesday evening saw a first for two NHLers: fighting. Marc-Andre Bourdon, a 22-year-old Quebec native, a defenceman with the Philadelphia Flyers, dropped the gloves for hist first time in the pros with 30-year-old Matt Ellis, a centre with the Buffalo Sabres. The fight happened with the Sabres ahead 3-1 in the second period. According to polls, Bourdon got the votes for the win. But, to be fair, Bourdon has 18 fights in the QMJHL, 11 in the AHL and two in the ECHL. Here’s the fight: Matthew Wilson is editor of Center Ice Chat. Follow him on Twitter @Mattjw24. Be sure to also Like us on Facebook and to Follow our Tumblr page.

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