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Boston Bruins Frederic Throws Down In Minny Heavyweight Bout

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It’s sometimes difficult to predict when B’s tough guy Trent Frederic is likely to drop the gloves for the Boston Bruins, but Wednesday night against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center had to be the leader in the clubhouse. And Frederic enthusiastically obliged when Minnesota forward Brandon Duhaime challenged him to a fight midway through the first period.

It was difficult to tell if it was about Frederic’s punishing hit on Kirill Kaprizov the last time the two teams played each other in Boston a few months ago, or if the gritty Bruins forward was looking to inject a little energy into a game on the second night of back-to-backs on the road. Either way it was an entertaining heavyweight bout with Duhaime clobbering Frederic with a big punch to the side of the head that seemed to enrage Frederic.

After that Frederic threw a series of overhand rights that eventually knocked Dumaine down to the ice and finished the fight with a definitive Boston Bruins victory.

If Frederic was indeed once again answering the bell for the Kaprizov hit with the Russian sniper back in the Minnesota lineup, let’s hope that’s the final time as he’s now dropped the gloves three times against the Wild this season after fighting twice the same night as the injury-causing body check.

One was a fight shortly after the hit and the second was a tough bout for Frederic against Marcus Foligno, who made certain the Bruins winger was going to answer for going after Minnesota’s best offensive player.

Frederic also assisted on Craig Smith’s goal a little later in the first period that put the Boston Bruins forward 2/3 of the way to a Gordie Howe hat trick with a lot of game still remaining on the road in Minnesota.

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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Joe McGee

I’m neither a Bruins or Wild fan…
“A definitive Bruins victory”?! The only thing definitive was that you watched a different flight than everyone else last night. Frederic got rocked early and often and then manged to partially land a few punches. Agreed, one of those put Dumaine to the ice. But in this longer fight, Dumaine landed far more and far harder punches. While getting knocked to the ice, Dumaine unquestionably won the fight.

cjennings

dude the video is on the page….watch again….lol…almost nothing wild actually landed, aside from the one that popped the helmet…then he ate like 6 haymakers. You ref like a Canadians fan

Winter Time

Hey Haggs; you’ll likely never read this but maybe your nickname, instead of Haggs should be Hacks. “Hey Hacks, why are cheap players like Frederic, that are allowed to run around and demolish skilled players that have their heads down called ‘Gritty’ instead of what they are ‘Cheap’!” You also probably are an apologist for the leagues cheapest player, also on the Bruins, Brad Marchand. He’s pretty Gritty isn’t he? Wonder if has speared any goalies lately?

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