WILMINGTON, Mass. — With only five NHL fighting majors on his resume before he dropped the gloves with Boston Bruins forward and noted pugilist Milan Lucic last night at TD Banknorth Garden, Tampa Bay defenseman Josef Melichar might be forgiven for not having the fight scouting report fresh in his mind when threw an elbow at the Boston winger.
That might be why Melichar was completely unprepared for Lucic’s left hook and how much it would hurt. Here’s a look at the abridged fight.
Luckily for Melichar (whose career fight card, according to hockeyfights.com, includes an ’01 bout with Zdeno Chara), Lucic knows and adheres to “The Code.” So when Melichar put his head down, it was fight over. (more…)