Boston Bruins Defenseman Kevan Miller drops Tage Thompson with a Haymaker

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Last night was the first game following the NHL Trade Deadline where the Bruins acquired three players.  Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney traded for two players from the Buffalo Sabres.  Those same Sabres came to Boston on Tuesday in last place in the East division. 

New Bruins Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar faced their former team.  In addition to defenseman Mike Reilly also made his team debut. 


With only a month left in the regular season, the Bruins are fighting for playoff positioning.  The Sabres are fighting to salvage a lost season and showcase potential players for next season. 


During the second period in the game, Nick Ritchie and Matt Irwin would engage in some good old fashioned fisticuffs.  The fight was predicated on some hits from Ritchie on Irwin earlier in the game. 


Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller throwing a haymaker at Buffalo Sabres Tage Thompson. / The Day.com


The game was getting feistier on the ice, and Bruins Kevan Miller threw a punishing hit on Rasmus Asplund.  As a result, the Sabres Tage Thompson tried to avenge his teammate. 

The 6-foot-7 rookie stood up for his teammate and engaged in a fight with Miller. 


The fight was one-sided as Miller would throw a devastating haymaker knocking Thompson to the ice.

         

In Thompson’s first official fight, he would get a five minute Major for fighting.  Despite trying to defend his teammate, the fight didn’t fire up his team.  The Sabres continued to look lifeless and the Bruins remained physical. 


The Sabres new interim coach Don Granato liked that his team fought back despite losing the fight. 


"I love the way our teammates stuck up for each other and they did it quick and they responded in that regard," Granato said.  "They found it within them to fight through a night when they didn't feel good, things weren't as sharp as they would like."


This was Miller’s second scrum of the season.  His first fight happened during the second game of the season against the New Jersey Devils.  Miller fought with Devils forward Miles Wood.


The video of Miller dropping Thompson is a must watch.  Miller laid the Smackdown on Tuesday and the Bruins picked up two much needed points. 




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