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Frazer McLaren needed eight stitches to close the cut on his chin from a fight, another four for a gash on his cheek carved open by a stick later in the game.
Still, it was McLaren who delivered the most damaging blow of the night.
Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists to help the Toronto Maple Leafs hold off the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Wednesday in a game highlighted by a knockout punch from McLaren.
Only 26 seconds into the latest installment of the Battle of Ontario, the Toronto tough guy decked Dave Dziurzynski when he caught the Ottawa forward flush with a right to the chin, sending him face down to the ice in a frightening scene.
''It was just a lucky punch. It happens sometimes,'' McLaren said.
A woozy Dziurzynski was slow getting up and eventually needed help from two teammates to skate off.
''Those are big, tough men fighting,'' Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. ''You see that, you just wish the trainer gets there quicker....
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HIT TO THE HEAD
Welcome to the NHL, David Dziurzynski. The Senators rookie dropped the gloves for the first time in his NHL career Wednesday night, but he picked the wrong man to go up against. Dziurzynski didn’t stand a chance against Maple Leafs enforcer Frazer McLaren, who dropped the 23-year-old to the ice with a series of hard rights. The Senators’ Twitter account reported that the forward suffered...
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Frazer McLaren knocked out Ottawa Senators forward Dave Dziurzynski during a fight in the first minute of Wednesday night's game at the Air Canada Centre.
The fight lasted under 20 seconds, with McLaren dropping Dziurzynski and knocking him out of the game just three seconds into his first shift. The Senators later announced that Dziurzynski had...
On Wednesday night, Ottawa Senators’ Dave Dziurzynski and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Frazer McLaren took place in a staged fight and it did not end well for Dziurzynski. This scrap took place in the first 26 seconds of the game, and it ended with Dziurzynski face-down, unconscious on the ice. Dziurzynski was trying to get momentum going for the Senators but it clearly back fired...
Twenty-six seconds into Wednesday’s Senators/Maple Leafs game, tough guys Frazer McLaren (of Toronto) and Dave Dziurzynski (Ottawa) decided to chuck knuckles.
The result: an early to bed night for Dziurzynski. Wowza!
Dave Dziurzynski only has nine games of NHL experience with the Ottawa Senators this season, and this might be one of those nine that he'd like to forget -- if he can remember it to begin with. The rookie made the mistake of going toe-to-toe with Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Frazer McLaren, just 26 seconds into the game. It was a quick fight with a scary ending for Dziurzynski...
Here is a video of Toronto’s Frazer McLaren fighting Ottawa’s Dave Dziurzynski. McLaren KO’s Dziurzynski, but the scary part is what happens afterwards. Should the NHL ban fighting? When does the NHL step in to protect player safety?
As a fan I love fighting in hockey. They police themselves. But then again I never want to see a player being carried off like this. Should the...
Fans gearing up for any sort of fisticuffs between the Maple Leafs and Bruins on Thursday night may be in for quite the show.
Toronto tough guy Frazer McLaren is the talk of the league this week after knocking out Senators’ rookie David Dziurzynski on Wednesday night. Someone who may have a sharp eye on the Maple Leafs’ pugilist is Milan Lucic.
If they do drop the mitts, it wouldn’t be...
I would like to continue my rant about how NHL players are some of the toughest folks in the sporting world, and the below video will speak for me. Check out how Frazer McLaren left David Dziurzynski not moving on the ice following their scrap during the beginning of the Senators and Maple Leafs game on Wednesday night. Dziurzynski left the game with an obvious concussion.
Dziurzynski was out cold for a few moments but recoved enough to be helped off the ice.
You want to see a hockey fight knockout? We give you David Dziurzynski vs Frazer McLaren last night in Toronto just after the first period drop of the puck. As you can see in the video, David is still a mess as he’s scooped off the ice for a visit to the locker room.
Last night was just the 10th NHL game for Dziurzynski and was his first NHL fight. Seriously, this was his first...
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN on the fight last night between David Dziurzynski and Frazer McLaren,
The sight of Ottawa Senators forward Dave Dziurzynski lying on the ice, knocked out, after a getting pounded into submission by Toronto Maple Leafs heavyweight Frazer McLaren sickened me to no end.
Oh, wait, no one ever gets hurt in a hockey fight, right?
What a crock.
Somewhere, Tie Domi, Tiger Williams, Wendel Clark and Bob McGill are smiling.
The Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t just starting fights this year — they’re finishing them.
The Leafs currently have the most fights in the NHL at 24, slightly ahead of the Blue Jackets who have 23. Five of the Leafs’ donnybrooks, however, came from the fists of Mike Brown, who was traded to the...
((HT: TSN/Fred Murtz))
It's no secret that the Leafs and Sens don't like each other...
In Wednesday night's game, there were 20 minutes in penaties called in the first five minutes- most courtesy to Colton Orr squaring off against Chris Neil and Frazer McLaren taking on Dave Dziurzynsky...
In the first 26 seconds of the game...
But not without a KO by McLaren...