Saturday, April 9, 2011
Blake Geoffrion Has First NHL Fight with Derek MacKenzie (Video)
Blake Geoffrion was involved in his first NHL fight on Friday night with 5:08 remaining in the second period of the Predators 4-1 win over Columbus at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Geoffrion has only two pro fights in the AHL fights to his credit according to HockeyFights.com. Derek MacKenzie was also a relative novice in the fight arena with only one prior NHL fight in 125 games.
After the game Geoffrion commented, "It's just one of those things that happens in the game of hockey. Tempers kind of flare and it is what it is. I'm glad I didn't loose."
The crowd went crazy after the fight and started a new chant for the first time cheering "Geoff-ri-on" repeatedly. "That was pretty cool. Anytime the crowd chants your name it is pretty awesome."
His fellow players seemed to enjoy seeing the hometown rookie stepping up. Shane O'Brien went by the penalty box and tapped the glass in a sign of support.
Geoffrion appreciated the gesture, "I got a lot of support from the guys and it was pretty special."
It's not likely that we will see many more fight's from the young Brentwood native so this is one to remember.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass