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Mar 26, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT

While the Chicago Blackhawks didn’t win many battles during Sunday’s 6-1 loss to Nashville, tough guy Brandon Bollig emerged a clear-cut victor in his tilt with Jordin Tootoo:

Ouch.

As mentioned in the video, Tootoo was coming off his first healthy scratch of the year…which probably explains why he opted to go with Bollig (who, at 6-foot-2, 223 pounds, has five inches and over 20 pounds on Tootoo.) The Nashville lineup is tough to crack lately with all the new additions — Colin Wilson (15 goals) and Craig Smith (13) were both healthy scratches for the ‘Hawks game — so Tootoo did what he thought was necessary.

To his credit, Bollig wasn’t talking much after the fight.

“He asked me and I obliged,” Bollig told Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. “The rest is history.”

The fight occurred on Tootoo’s second shift of the game — which would ultimately be his last. He finished with just 34 seconds of ice time after leaving the game with an undisclosed injury.

Update: Tootoo addressed his status via Twitter.

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  1. BlackandGoldMNBruinsFan - Mar 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    So Mike here’s my question…Tootoo dropped his gloves on the first “false” face-off…at least one glove. Can’t this be penalized by the ref? I know you all did an article on the semi-ridiculousness about fights off of face-offs, and the NHL isn’t really committed to stopping it, but the blatant glove-dropping when the puck isn’t dropped should hold some sort of repercussion.

    • Mike Halford - Mar 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      Yeah, it could be called unsportsmanlike conduct. But Tootoo wanted that fight and given Bollig’s reputation (and what he got called up for), he probably did too. Giving Toots a penalty only would’ve delayed the inevitable…

  2. govtminion - Mar 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    1) BlackandGold has a very good point here. Very curious why that wasn’t called.

    2) That last punch to the face must have Hurt. Like. Hell.

  3. geo91 - Mar 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    He didn’t drop a glove just his stick, that might have had something to do with it

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