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Video: Bruins’ Lucic fights Oilers’ Gazdic

Dec 13, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

A heavyweight tilt broke out between Luke Gazdic of the Edmonton Oilers and Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins during Thursday’s game.

The two traded some heavy shots in a lengthy scrap in the second period. It was, however, odd to see Lucic drop the gloves in that situation. At the time, the Bruins had a two-goal lead. The Oilers made it close with a pair of second period goals from David Perron, but the Bruins, thanks to a two-goal night from Jarome Iginla, came away with a 4-2 win.

Gazdic engaged Lucic along the boards and challenged him a couple of times in the span of about eight seconds, before Lucic finally obliged.

“He’s a strong guy and I have a lot of respect for him. It was a good measuring stick for me,” said Gazdic of Lucic, as per the Oilers’ Twitter account.

  1. sjsharks66 - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Great fight! Gazdic got him with a good one. You don’t see that often when Lucic is fighting. As for a winner, I say its a draw.

  2. gmenfan1982 - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Solid tilt!

  3. muckleflugga - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    yesssir, things are gonna warm up in the vancouver branches of the serbian and croatian canadian clubs as winter rolls on…

    tough sons of tougher fathers, to be sure

    milan’s gotta have a three inch thick skull, he took at least two that would have beheaded mere mortals

    who in their right mind would throw-down with either…?

  4. charastein - Dec 13, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Chara is very pleased with tough bear. Lucic is no coward.

    Good night for Iginla too.

    Bruins sick, hurt, have little cubs from Providence playing – no matter. Chara’s team just continues to win.

    • toiletclown - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      cant wait until this overrated team burns out like a 2 dollar light bulb

      • spitfisher - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:38 AM

        Your older sister wants her Ipad back…….

      • charastein - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:51 AM

        You mean like the Pens in the ECF?

        Chara thinks your name is appropriate because everything you say belongs in the toilet.

        Perhaps if you spend more time cheering your team on instead of bashing other teams, you’d live a happier life. Just like Chara!

      • beyor35 - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:53 AM

        Don’t call your mom a light bulb, it’s not nice…

    • naterealgood - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Terrific fight. That was a fun matchup to watch. The B’s got a little loose from their disciplined brand of positional style and traded offense with the Oilers. That was a nice change of pace. I love the new format. Next stop Vancouver.

  5. rrsm53 - Dec 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    well if you go onto and read all the haters on there Lucic got his butt handed to him.

    It was a great fight both landed some shots, Lucic didnt have to fight him but went with it. They play the Canucks next and he will most likely get challenged by moron Sestito who plays about 4 minutes a game and is an assclown. It is to bad thornton messed up would be interesting game versus the Canucks he would want payback with Weise the other assclown.

    • spitfisher - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      Looch isn’t likely to fall for a 4 minute per night tough guy, he does occasionally but usually when they are up by 2 goals. His line is scoring and skating well right now and the team has a string of victories, with missing personnel.

  6. pastabelly - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    The Bruins are too thin right now with all of the injuries. Lucic is having a great season and needs to stay on the ice with Krejci and Iginla.

  7. pastabelly - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    For what it’s worth, I love the photo of this fight with the Popeye ad in the background. Pretty cool photography here.

  8. dboldave - Dec 13, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    I’m usually all for fights but I thought this was a bad time to accept the challenge for Lucic. It didn’t come back to hurt them but I think he has to realize he’s playing on the only line that is still intact. And going against a 4th liner is playing into their hands.

    Good fight though!

  9. 8man - Dec 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Dear Pens fans:

    This is what a man in a hockey sweater looks like. And he scores goals too.

    • jpelle82 - Dec 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      not sure what you mean by addressing pens fans…but i will feed you. i see more of a hunchbacked ogre destined for brain damage and early retirement. i guess you see what you want to depending on what side you stand on huh?

      • dropthepuckeh - Dec 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM

        Classy comment but up to your usual lowly standards. Lucic has a disease that causes his upper back to curve like that. It is supposed to be very painful. You kick any babies yet today jpelle?

      • jpelle82 - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        in all seriousness though, why does lucic’s head and neck stick out a foot in front of his chest? what is that weird hump where his shoulders should meet on his back? maybe some kind of neanderthal-like chromosonal trait passed down? might explain why he has the strength of a chimp with downs syndrome.

      • dropthepuckeh - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        Wow, you are more of a tool than originally thought. Sorry you are such an angry bitter person. Maybe you should take a break and go play in traffic.

      • matt14gg - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM

        He has Scheuremann’s Disease.

      • jpelle82 - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:32 AM

        i’m a tool for asking what anyone who has ever watched him play has wondered at some point? im not angry at all or bitter, i wouldnt mind having him on my favorite team just like anyone else who watches hockey. good for him if he’s got a legit “disease” and made it to the nhl still. still wonder if it gives him an advantage of some sort, he seems impervious to pain and it makes it to where his head doesnt snap back easily. wonder if he stores fat and water supplying him throughout the game like in the hump of a camel…or if its just a source of muscle and strength like the hump on a buffalo.

  10. thesportsjudge - Dec 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    So Lucic doesn’t fight 4th liners and he is bagged, this game he DOES fight a 4th liner and he is bagged. What gives?

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