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Video: Kings’ Fraser and Wild’s Ballard drop the gloves

Oct 3, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

Another night in the National Hockey League, and more rough stuff. Just the third night into the season.

L.A. Kings forward Colin Fraser caught Minnesota Wild blue liner Keith Ballard with a hit-from-behind into the boards during the first period of Thursday’s game. Naturally, Ballard got up to his feet and challenged Fraser.

The two dropped the gloves, with Ballard earning the takedown. However, Ballard was cut open on the play. Fraser was assessed an extra minor penalty for boarding.

Mike Russo of the Minnesota Star-Tribune reports Ballard’s cut may have been the result of a Fraser headbutt.

  1. sabatimus - Oct 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Nice boarding there, Fraser. Your wallet’s gonna be a bit lighter early next week.

    • areaman714 - Oct 3, 2013 at 11:20 PM

      Shannahan will probably explain it away like he does with Stoll . . .

    • drone501 - Oct 4, 2013 at 7:22 AM


  2. bauxjangles - Oct 3, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Yea, I’m pretty embarrassed of Fraser. Guy can’t even fight.

  3. blomfeld - Oct 4, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    A ‘non’ story friends as we carried the day the way it was ‘meant’ to be ! :)

  4. earpaniac - Oct 4, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    A cheap shot by a King? Find that hard to believe. Next your gonna tell me a government can shutdown.

    • bauxjangles - Oct 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      Oh please, either a team is full of cheap shots or whiners, divers or big mouths. A team always.gets away with everything or are just “classless”. If it’s thing, it’s the other. Cry me a river, build me a river and get over it you loser.

    • bauxjangles - Oct 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      And when I say river twice, I do mean bridge on the second one.

      • earpaniac - Oct 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM

        Never said “classless” And if you don’t think the Kings have a well deserved reputation in the NHL, you’ve obviously been spending too much time building rivers, and not enough paying attention.

  5. Anoesis - Oct 4, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    A nice come-from-behind, shoot-out victory for the Kings to give the Wild their first-ever home-opener loss and all we get is an article about a fight.

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