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Watch Dennis Seidenberg break Colby Armstrong’s nose

Mar 7, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

According to various reports, Toronto Maple Leafs winger Colby Armstrong is listed as day-to-day after breaking his nose in a 5-4 loss to Boston on Tuesday.

How exactly did he break his nose, you ask?

By using it to block Dennis Seidenberg‘s punches.

The fight came shortly after Armstrong nailed Seidenberg with what the German rearguard felt was a high hit. While there was no shortage of Bruins willing to take on Armstrong — Adam McQuaid was ready to throw down — Seidenberg figured it was time to do the business himself.

“McQuaid fights enough,” Seidenberg told CSN New England. “At one point I need to stand up for myself and that’s what happened. I got a pass from [Boychuk] or [McQuaid] and I dumped it in. I was kind of in a vulnerable position and he hit me. I felt like he didn’t have to go to the head.

“That was it.”

Armstrong left the game with blood coming from his nose, and didn’t return. According to, the scrap was just the sixth of Seidenberg’s nine-year career.

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  1. govtminion - Mar 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Ooomph. Yeah, that was pretty one-sided. I didn’t realize Seidenberg was that good of a fighter!

    • drewsylvania - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      He totally ganked Armstrong. It was beautiful.

    • bruins33 - Mar 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

      Seidenberg must have messed up Armstrongs nose pretty early into the fight. He never had a chance. I don’t think Armstrong even took a swing at Seidenberg.
      I’ll think it’s safe to say Armstrong will think twice before mixing it up with anyone on the Bruins in the future.

      • govtminion - Mar 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM

        Looks like late in the fight to me. See how much blood hit the ice at the end? Last time we could see Armstrong’s face, before that last flurry of punches, he looks pretty intact still- I’d think we’d have noticed that much blood on his face.

      • bruins33 - Mar 7, 2012 at 4:41 PM


  2. amerika1313 - Mar 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    I can’t stand Colby Armstrong, so that was doubly enjoyable to watch. Complete and utter demolition job.

  3. tomasgeoff - Mar 7, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    He beat up quite a few guys in ‘The Transporter’ too.

  4. hockinj25 - Mar 7, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    just put a band-aid on it

  5. ktboston - Mar 7, 2012 at 5:26 PM


    • ragingyinzer - Mar 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM

      Jack Edwards is such a homer d-bag. Too bad NESN isn’t as smart as ESPN to can his talentless a**.

  6. pavelfitzgerald - Mar 7, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Love how you described how he broke his nose, “by blocking punches with his face”

  7. 8man - Mar 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Brutal stuff. A little too one sided to get excited about and honestly, I want the B’s to get the wins for hockey games. Because this fight led to a third man penalty, eventually a 5 on 3 and a Leafs goal, you could argue that the Leafs came out ahead….uh…maybe by a nose.

  8. crazemastercraze - Mar 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    for once the refs let em get it out of their system instead of stopping it and let the anger build between the two teams. ditto on keeping McQuaid out of it too!

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