With word out of Kettler that Donald Brashear is skating, assigned to a line and ready to return to game action (even though no one fights in the playoffs any more), we figured now's as good a time as any to revisit the post-season history of pugilism between the Caps and Rangers, using the format we threw out at you back in February to look at the top Caps fights over the past four seasons.
Not surprisingly, you'll see the names Brashear and Colton Orr often on this list - neither man has fought anyone in the NHL more than he has tussled with the other (six times in total), with The Donald coming out on top far more often than not (though he did lose their last bout). And, in case you're wondering, no current Cap has ever dropped 'em with Sean Avery.
So here's the list of all the fights between the Caps and Rangers since the start of the 2005-06 season (ranked as rated by you, the fans, at hockeyfights.com):
|Donald Brashear vs. Colton Orr||12/12/07||7.5||Brashear|
|Donald Brashear vs. Colton Orr||2/11/09||7.5||Orr|
|Donald Brashear vs. Brendan Shanahan||12/30/06||6.5||Brashear|
|Donald Brashear vs. Colton Orr||12/30/06||6.4||Brashear|
|Matt Bradley vs. Aaron Voros||2/11/09||6.2||Voros|
|Chris Clark vs. Wade Redden||1/3/09||6.1||Redden|
|Donald Brashear vs. Colton Orr||2/10/07||5.5||Brashear|
|Brian Sutherby vs. Ryan Hollweg||2/10/07||5.2||Sutherby|
|Donald Brashear vs. Colton Orr||11/11/06||4.5||Brashear|
|Alexander Semin vs. Marc Staal||1/3/09||4.1||Staal|
|Shaone Morrisonn vs. Colton Orr||12/30/06||3.7||Orr|
|Chris Clark vs. Jason Strudwick||12/3/05||NR||N/A|
Finally, here's a that top-rated tangle (ouch):