4. Dan Cloutier (Rangers) vs. Tommy Salo (Islanders)
Cloutier’s fight with Tommy Salo came April 4, 1998. P.J. Stock tangled with Mariusz Czerkawski, ripped his helmet and jersey off and in came Salo. When Salo joined, Cloutier couldn’t resist barrelling into the brawl to defend Stock. Cloutier got Salo’s jersey over his head and forced him to his knees, punching Salo’s head before he ragdolled and Cloutier backed off. Hungry for more action, Cloutier taunted the Isles bench afterward.
...there have been a lot of historic, exciting and memorable moments during the history of the New York Rangers. But this fight will always go down as one of my favorites.
Here's the video (1:13 mark)...
...love seeing Chara in an Islanders jersey. How's Yashin working out Islanders fans? Ooops.
Speaking of Rangers goaltenders, looks like Lundqvist got himself a new ride...
...let's hope Hank got himself a nanny also. Don't need this guy falling asleep in the crease because he was up all night with a colicky daughter.
There was a lot of angst on the Islanders back then! Can you blame a team who's logo was the Gorton's fisherman? >:O)
Snap! That's what I've been thinking about the new bundle of joy (eh, sleeplessness, colds, ear infections, teething . . .got two of my own), but was being too nice to say. Yet another reason why I need this blog :)
I was at that game wearing my Darren Turcotte jersey (don't ask). The best part was watching Cloutier challenge the whole bench after dismantling Salo.
The funny thing is he could have crushed the bench too...