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Video: Vincent Lecavalier fights Luke Schenn

Jan 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

Every now and then, a star player turns some heads – and makes their teams nervous about injuries – by getting into a fight.

Vincent Lecavalier has made a name for himself by doing that thanks to his memorable bout with Jarome Iginla during the 2004 Stanley Cup finals. Still, sometimes it can be pretty obvious why he’s only dropped his gloves less than 20 times … and this fight against Luke Schenn might be a prime example:

As of this writing, 72.7 percent of pugilism connoisseurs at Hockey Fights awarded the victory to the 23-year-old Schenn.

Lecavalier, 32, got the last laugh; he scored a goal while the Tampa Bay Lightning throttled the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 on Sunday. (He was an assist short of a Gordie Howe hat trick, in case you were wondering.)

  1. rca26 - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Nice visor, tough guy.

    • rca26 - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      The majority of commenters here think spending an entire fight with a hard plastic shield protecting your face is NOT a punk move? Gotcha. Gordie Howe must not have a PHT account.

      Lecavalier didn’t land the punches Schenn did, but I don’t think the Flyers grabbed a lot of momentum from watching Schenn swing away in his riot gear.

      If you’re gonna fight, be a man. Credit to Lecavalier for getting his hat off at the bell.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM

        Agreed, completely. Schenn’s a wuss.

      • trigzter - Jan 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        id love to credit lecavlier with “getting his hat off”, if he actually did it himself. schenn ripped it off.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      The majority of commenter here are clueless buffoons that have never played hockey in their lives. You comment would have 80% thumbs up if only people who ever played in a legit hockey league were voting.

      Anyone with a visor and leaves it on for a fight, especially the instigator is a punk.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

        I forgot the rule where to begin a fight each participant must politely remove their helmet. Lecavalier didn’t follow the rule, yet Schenn is dirty because he was quick enough to get his helmet off. Lecavalier wasn’t nobly pulling off helmet so Schenn could pound on him. It’s ridiculous to even have this discussion, there have been hundreds of fights since helmets became mandatory where one or both of the combatants haven’t had time to remove their helmets. But because it’s a Flyers he’s instantly a dirty, punk. Double standard much?

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:50 PM

        There is no rule, you just label yourself a punk when you have a visor and start a fight without removing it.

        Too hard to understand for you?

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

        Again, try to understand the key word.
        Schenn skated over and started the fight without removing his helmet.

        That’s a punk move.

        Anyone who STARTS a fight with a visor still on should get a game misconduct.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        I agree completely with what Phillyphanatic said “because it’s a Flyers he’s instantly a dirty, punk”.

        Excuse his grammar, he’s from Philly. You get the point.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM

        That’s just ridiculous. They dropped their gloves at exactly the same time and BOTH have their helmets on. There’s nothing in the video to where you can say Schenn started the fight, they’re jawing at eachother, both agree to fight, both drop their gloves, and both keep their helmets on. There is absolutely no elapsed time between them dropping gloves and both throwing punches, hence neither removes his helmet. If you watched the entire game you’d know the two benches were chirping at eachother from the initial puck drop. This was not a spur of the moment fight over a hit, it was a buildup from the physical play throughout the game. Lecavalier was not goated into the fight he was a willing combatant who also did not remove his helmet. Fights, like that, can start on the drop of a dime. It was not the type of fight Hartnell and Stafford had where they skated around eachother with ample time to remove gear.

    • miguelambergel - Jan 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      They both wear visors, jackass. Schenn was just the only one smart enough to rip the other guys helmet off.

  2. Woody Bass - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Oh Vinny Vinny Vinny

  3. broadstbully33 - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Vincent lecavier gets beat up by Luke schenn

    • miketoasty - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      Yet for some reason the Flyers are still at the bottom of the standings.

      • florida727 - Jan 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

        Last time I checked, Vinny was getting paid to put the puck in the net, not fight. Oh yeah, he did that against the Flyers too. Never mind.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM

      You confirm the theory that Cryer fans really don’t care who wins, as long as they fight, play dirty, and hit.

      Was the purpose of your post to keep your record of being arrogant, immature, and obnoxious in every single article in tact?

      If so, well done.

      • somekat - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM

        what was dirty there? You confirm that you are a clown and a moron

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        Right, right…now watch the tape again and take a look at who kept his helment and shield one…might as well have worn a cage. What a joke Schenn is.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM

        You’re the one who is arrogant, immature, and obnoxious on EVERY single Flyers related article. You always have to troll and say the same things over and over again. You do this despite a total lack of hockey knowledge. If you think Flyers fans care more about fights and hits than wins then you’re even more idiotic than you seem. Seemed to me Luke Schenn took Lecavaliers helmet off, it wasn’t Lecavalier being noble and removing it himself. He could have easily taken Schenns helmet off but there wasn’t a predetermined time for both to remove their helmets. That very rarely happens. Why don’t you ever contribute anything of substance to a conversation? It’s always “you’re a cryer, the Flyers are so dirty, Giroux sucks.” I mean come uo with something that actually takes logic and thought. Or you can keep trolling and contributing nothing but arrogant and illogical stereotypical Pittsburgh hypocrisy.

    • groess - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      …and that was the highlight of your team’s night. Get ready for another disappointing year, like you’ve had every year since 1975.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      Flyers get neutered by Tampa bay.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        And the Pens got neutered by Toronto and Winnipeg, two average clubs. Tampa Bay will be a dangerous playoff team this season.

  4. jpelle82 - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    at least flyers won something on the score sheet

  5. jrillah10 - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Vinny did this to spark his team. Guess what, it worked. After that the Flyers were done. Just like their joke of a captain. No heart scrub. And Flyer fans talk trash about Crosby. He couldn’t hold Stamkos’ jock strap. He was dominated all night.

    • somekat - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      Uh….they were already all over the flyers when this fight happened. If he did it to “spark his team” he should probably wait until they aren’t controlling the play

      • jrillah10 - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:07 AM

        They were already all over them? The score was 1-0 Flyers, genesis. And the Flyers were taking runs at him. And the Schenn when after him after Vinny stood him up. Get your facts right tool.

      • jrillah10 - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:09 AM


    • jpelle82 - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      still trying to figure out how crombeen got 6 minutes for giroux being a sissy

  6. groess - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    What the he11 is wrong with players these days that a tough clean hit is delivered and you have to go after that guy?
    For a guy that doesn’t fight, I thought he handled himself pretty good. At least he didn’t hang back, waiting for a teammate to come to his defense.

    • jpelle82 - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      while i agree the hit shouldnt merit a fight response, lecavalier isnt shy, he has 15+ fights under his belt. i think he is a little too old to be messing with a 23 year old who has quite a few nhl fights himself already.

      • groess - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

        Agreed, I was thinking the same thing. Better off to leave that to the younger guys Vinny, you are getting a little old for that.
        But I do respect the guy as a player, not afraid to mix it up. win or lose.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      Spoken like a guy who never played hockey on a real team in his life. Last I checked fighting is only 5 mins and you keep on keeping on. It’s like that for a reason. Go right ahead and level my teammates, just like I’ll go right ahead and grab you and start throwing punches at your face. It’s a trade off. Now of course this response is usually only reserved for hits that my teammate can’t get back on his feet on his own.

      I ask you, what the heck is wrong with YOU, that you are afraid of a few punches in the face for 20-30 seconds to coming to the defence of a teammate. It’s called character in hockey circles. 99% of coaches and teammates LOVE guys having their backs like this, it’s only the Derek Roy’s of the hockey world that does not.

      And I love all the thumbs up on your comment it just proves what I have said all along here. Bunch of never played hockey in a league in their lives types yammering about something they can only understand if they played.

  7. broadstbully33 - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Hockeywithdral you are the biggest troll on this site. Check yourself before you try insulting someone. You hid for 2 games when put lost now since the barely won in a shoot out u come out of hiding. A sad life you must live.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      There’s no such thing as trolling here. This is a place for opinions, and love.

  8. irishphilly87 - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Why do losers think the Flyers are this dirty team? Did anyone else watch the Flyers-Pens series and see who instigated every fight? It was the classeless Sid the Kid and James Neal headhunting. Everyone bashed Philadelphia and it’s teams its hilarious.

  9. broadstbully33 - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    If you didn’t see the clear interference and roughing, you should stop watching hockey.

    • jpelle82 - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      i saw 2 guys jawing at each other away from the play, one grab the other’s stick and then try to flop down like he was being held. didnt see 3 penalties to one guy.

  10. philly4lyfe - Jan 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    so if giroix hits someone its because he is a terrible leader with a bad temper but if he walks away its because hes a sissy? lol. I also recall sid starting a whole lot of drama in the playoffs last year but then walking away and refusing to drop the gloves even once, so by your standards I guess hes a sissy too?

    • jrillah10 - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      I’m not sure I’d call him a sissy, but he is overrated. He turns the puck over constantly and never gets back on defense. He’s a clown. It’s too bad he doesn’t play against Crosby on a regular basis. He’d be the GOAT.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        Giroux doesn’t get back on D? That’s absolutely ridiculous I can recall plenty of times when Giroux has backchecked admirably and has broken up sure fire scoring chances. He does it every game. And he rarely turns the puck over. No more than any other hockey player. If you actually watched Flyers games, instead of trolling like you know their tendencies, you’d realize that Giroux is a quality two-way forward who is responsible with the puck.

      • sportsfreak13 - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM

        Actually phillyphanatic77 on hedmans goal giroux failed hustle and back check him and instead floated about 20 feet away. Im not saying he always does that but last night he had a terrible game.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:18 PM

        He hustled back in the playoffs on that play where he was going after Zubrus’ head. Actually was in great position to take the puck…unfortunately that wasn’t what he was going for 😦

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        He also had a play where he backchecked on a 3 on 2 and broke the play up. He may of had a bad game but so did the entire team. It doesn’t mean he’s a defensively irresponsible player, it means he’s human. Overall he’s a good defensive forward.

    • itripledogdareyou - Jan 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      Crosby refused to drop the gloves in the playoffs? I guess you missed game 3…

  11. broadstbully33 - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    You clearly have never seen Giroux play.

  12. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Jan 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    1. I love how every discussion involving the Flyers eventually ends up dragging Sidney Crosby into it. I’m no Crosby fan, but you guys don’t exactly hide your jealousy of him too well.

    2. Vinny lost the fight, but didn’t exactly get dominated either. He set the tone for what turned into a very intense period that the Lightning would thoroughly dominate the latter half of. He also had 7 hits and a goal, so clearly he wasn’t affected by losing the fight.

    3. Scoreboard, kids. Excuses are cute but you can’t hide from 5-1. The Flyers were thoroughly dominated and outcoached, which is really nothing new when they play the Lightning.

  13. sergeikremlin - Jan 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Not that impressed by a young kid who leaves his helmet/visor on to fight a vet like Lecavalier, who according to this writer is basically the biggest wimp in the league and shouldn’t bother fighting. What a joke

    • spiciercheez - Jan 28, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      So vets can leave their helmets and visors on now? I don’t get it….they both started the fight with helmets on and Schenn ripped Vinny’s off. I don’t understand what the fuss is about it.

  14. lsxphotog - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Vinny landed many punches square into his visor. Sucks.

  15. sportsfreak13 - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    So the pens lose to the jets and flyer fans post like crazy about us sucking and karma bla bla bla. Then the next day the flyers lose and pens fans make posts mocking their loss. Seriously people can’t we save all this crapp until the pens and flyers actually play each other again. If not we have about another 40+ articles of (banruptcy, 1975, crying to refs, and dirty player) crapp to read. Lets all respectively grow up and focus on our own team.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      Ah, an intellighent and mature comment…well-taken feedback. Truly a noble cause.

      The thing is, I’m not sure we can. I wake up every day asking the Lord to help me hate Philly less…but it never works (I think he hates the Flyers too).


    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      hahahaha *intelligent….WHEW

  16. bobhpine - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    4 points through 6 games…


  17. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jan 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Visor or not shouldn’t be the issue here. He’s ability to step up as he did to stand for up for his team is what makes him an awesome Captain. If a Captain drops the glove on one team, then the Captain on the other team should do the same to make a point to show his teammates that he’s the leader.

  18. phillyphannn83 - Jan 28, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    You Pens fans need to check the stat line…Leighton was in net so Bryz could get a well earned rest after dispatching the Rangers and Panthers with a 1.00 GAA. Bryz has been a brick wall as of late. Totally different game if he’s in net.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      Hey you got another new sign-in name! Congrats!

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 29, 2013 at 2:14 AM

        You’re so clever hockeywithdrawal, every Flyer fan with “philly” or “broad street” in the name must be the same person! You figured it out! It just has to be, because there couldn’t be two, three, or even four people out of 2 million that would think to use the city they live in or the street the Flyers play on as their username. Let alone the most famous mascot in sports- the Philly Phanatic. I masquerade as every Flyers fan on PHT,, hockeybuzz, thehockeynews, thefourthperiod, and I’m the entire fan base. And you must be sportsfreak13, bobhpine, jrillah10, jpelle82, misterchainbluelightning, crosberries, ironman721, and whoever else you wanna be. Wait nevermind, you couldn’t be sportsfreak13 because he actually uses logic and doesn’t troll every page with the same asinine comments over and over. You are THE troll of PHT. there is no one even close to challenging your title.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 29, 2013 at 8:35 AM

        Let me tell you a little story about trolls and your mother. It goes like this – this isn’t a support group, though I’m not surprised that you are looking for one. This is a widely used site for people that like all teams and you’re going to get a lot of different opinions. There are fans from a LOT of teams that hate the Cryers, they play dirty and always behind the play. If you want support for your Cryers, call your mom. There is no such thing as trolling here.

  19. broadstreetbeatdown - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Hens Fanboys posting all over Flyer threads, how original.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 28, 2013 at 9:41 PM

      and another! awesome!

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