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Blackhawks’ Sharp to Williams: ‘I’ll fight him any day’

Jun 5, 2013, 1:20 AM EDT

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It’s on, apparently, between Patrick Sharp and Justin Williams.

Sharp and Williams, who had a combined eight penalty minutes in these playoffs, dropped the gloves prior to a faceoff in the neutral zone during the first period in Game 3 of the Western Conference final Tuesday night.

The linesmen broke up the scuffle before any real punches could be thrown. The two were jawing prior to the drop of the puck, before Sharp delivered a stiff cross check to Williams.

“He asked me to fight. He asks me again, I’ll (fight) him any day he wants,” said Sharp, according to Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune.

Neither player is really known for their ability to throw down.

Sharp, the Blackhawks’ veteran forward, is tied with David Krejci of the Boston Bruins for the league-lead in goals these playoffs with eight.

Williams, the Kings’ veteran forward, scored Tuesday in L.A.’s 3-1 win and now has four goals in the last four games.

Bad blood has been brewing between these two teams, and it continued in Game 3.

And it went beyond the Sharp-Williams feud.

Blackhawks’ defenseman Duncan Keith was assessed a double-minor for high sticking in the second period, when he slashed Kings’ forward Jeff Carter in the face.


  1. kingfooj - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    thems fightn’ wurds

  2. tripps3 - Jun 5, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Never seen Sharpie this aggressive before must be some bad blood

  3. kingsforever - Jun 5, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    “Imagine Stannis’ terror.” – Tyrion Lanister

    “Imagine Williams’ terror.” – me

  4. jeffchadwick - Jun 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Good thing the officials did step in – dropping the gloves before the faceoff is a big no-no. I’m still wondering why Lucic and Engelland weren’t allowed to go at it in the corner the other night.

    • supercoop8 - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      It seems linesman have been stepping in early most of the playoffs since the Habs-Sens melee. Lucic and Engelland were both at the end of a long shift so I don’t think much was missed their, just a few half-hearted punches and a warm embrace.

      • supercoop8 - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM

        Linesmen*,there*…. too much coffee today

      • jeffchadwick - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM

        No doubt, but most every Lucic scrap ends up somewhat entertaining.

  5. jhuck92 - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Atta boy, Sharpie! Don’t take no s**t!!

  6. comeonnowguys - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    As blatantly stolen from twitter, the refs stepped in so they wouldn’t de-hansome each other.

  7. themediaisdumberthandirt - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    A member of the Blackhawks delivered a cheap cross check? I’m shocked. SHOCKED

  8. drone501 - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    my dads tougher than your dad.

  9. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Jun 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Hey if they’d drop the cup within 7 seconds after blowing his whistle for the face-off then sh*t like this would not happen. DROP THE *. * fing PUCK.

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