Brown, Doughty and Kopitar explain ‘the fight’

Prior to the Canucks-Kings series getting underway last week, Drew Doughty stopped by MayorsManor and told us that he wasn’t going to let Vancouver’s Alex Burrows get under his skin this time around and goad him into taking stupid penalties. Well, last night, this happened…

Wait, what? Anze Kopitar had a fight? The same guy who many think is worthy of a Lady Byng nomination?

“To see Kopi get in a fight was awesome,” Doughty told us after the game. “He’s always making fun of me for not being in any fights and neither had he. To finally get his first, it was awesome to see and it definitly gave us a momentum booster. As a team, to see our star player do that for the boys, it’s huge.”

Kopitar went a different direction with things, adding a new wrinkle to the story…

“It was after Brownie’s hit,” was how Kopitar began to describe what happened out on the ice. “I just wanted to make sure he wasn’t outnumbered there when those guys kinda went after him. What else can I say? The gloves were dropped and it was my first fight.”

Yet, leave it to Dustin Brown to lay it all out there…

“You don’t want to see him fight too often. He stepped up and it was good,” was his first reaction – before getting getting a good chuckle out after prcoessing what Kopitar had just said. “I was on the ice, I would have been fine.”

Then came the moment of truth…

“Quite honestly, I think he’s been feeling the heat since Dewey got in a fight. They wanted to even it up. I think that was more the issue.”

Poor Burrows, he probably thought he had a lot to do with it.

note: the image of Henrik Sedin trying to reach the Canucks bench (used on the homepage) is courtesy of Mike Zampelli

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Comments

  1. TheQuick&TheDead32 says

    I can’t believe that Canuckleheads fans think that this was a cheap hit.