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It’s Late Friday Afternoon, So Let’s Bring On Some NHL Ultraviolence

What we have here is a badass brawl between Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa and Philadelphia Flyers center Mike Richards during last night’s 3-0 shutout victory by the Canucks. I particularly appreciate how both Bieksa and Richards must have thrown their helmets off as well as their gloves. Most of the time in an NHL fight, punches are landing squarely on the back of the helmet and what fun is that?

Over at Puck Daddy, Wysh discusses how Bieksa threw a “superman punch,” which is apparently some sort of MMA-style move. All I know is it was one of the better fights, as far as punches landed are concerned, I’ve seen all season.

So kudos to you, Mr. Bieksa and Mr. Richards, on fight well done. It’s a shame these two teams don’t face each other again this season.

Video: Bieksa’s superman punch on Richards adds to misery [Puck Daddy]