Other Penalties: Derek Morris received a holding.
Armstrong took exception to the Hip Check then Ballard pretty much kicked Armstrongs ass. Props to both fighters for taking the helmets off before the fight though.
Ballard may have had a slight edge in the fight but Colby made him mad enough to make him take 2 stupid penalties later in the 1st period. Ballard wins the fight, Colby wins the war
Them kind of hits can end careers. Not much of a fight. Ballard gets the edge. He threw a few punches. Armstrongs gets the nod for the rest of the game. Ballard got 2 stupid penalties later in the game.
PROPS TO BALLARD FOR NOT PUNCHING ARMSTRONG WHEN HE WAS DOWN
the hit was better than the fight
The highlight of this fight was the music in the background.
Hit was better than the fight.
That was a great hip check, best I've seen in a while. As for the fight; not the best. No punches really landed. Edge Ballard.
Nice hip check by Ballard. The response is expected. But lame.
i think armstrong was just embarrassed to get dealt such a hip check, most people know by now not to go down the boards against bally. The pens commentator is a boob, eh should stick to slurping that kid sid (you know the one with the girly face, who cries to the refs a lot ;) ) on another note, armstrong is such a puss diver, what a cheat.
Colby looked like cheese on that one.
That's actually Bob Errey commentating, you idiots. He only played about 18 years in the NHL.
not that dirty of a check. armstrong must agree. he hardly looked angry. ballard clearly won the fight.
Ballard dishes out some of the best hip checks in the game, and it's great to see he will back up his own hit. He was pursued to fight and he still had the class to take off the visor other players should take note. Weak fight but win to Ballard
I cant vote on a crap fight. both fighters are horrible. crap fight crap fight crap fight. How can you lose to ballard, thats bad..
With all the little speedheads running around out there, it's nice to see an open ice hit... I give it to Ballard, Colby Legweak got crushed, twice...
Colby should learn how to fight before dropping the gloves. Winnder Ballard
I don't think Ballard was trying to go that low. His skates were pretty far apart and got off balance on the hit. Absence of malice or not, it was low. Ballard threw a lot more punches, but did any of them land. Ballard in a so-so fight.
Ballard all the way....nice hit...
Ballard just demonstrates how we were taught to throw a hipcheck as kids. Textbook. What does that assclown of a color guy want? Does he prefer dirty checks from behind, elbow to the head, run a guy with the stick, or maybe good, old-fashioned Craig Berube board? Hip to hip, that is how to play good, physical hockey. And Ballard in a clear decisive win in a below average bout.
Domination by Ballard to taking clear win over Armstrong. He landed about 5-6 effective punches.
Not a great fight. I'm glad at least both guys square up and remove their helmets like men
manly to take off the helmets.
Nice that they take the helmets off and Ballard actually DOES KNOW the rules of fighting like not hitting your opponent when he's face down on the ice. Win Ballard.
Whoa whoa hold on here. Kaspy was the master at the clean hip check, the best next to Colin Cambell. Some of Kaspy's other hits were definetly a little on the dirty side. Now for the fight, yeah I'm a Pens fan but Armstrong should not drop the gloves. That nose for one is too much of a target. Winner Ballard and that was a sweet hip check.
Armstrong is just pissed that Ballard flipped his ass. That flopper got what he deserved and an ass whippin to boot!
Wow is Colby ever going to learn how to fight?!
As headcharge mentioned it was a textbook hipcheck. The one poor simple announcer obviously never played the game as well as a few of the reviewers. ok fight, easy decision to Ballard
Colby Armstrong can't fight let alone win against anyone. I take that back he could probably beat up Nagy.
I don't think Armstrong was ready for this one. My vote goes to Ballard
Beauty Hit, what ever happen to the good ol' hip check?.... that comentator can suck nuts "I dont like it" he says! what a bitch!
lousy fight. clean hit. ulf sammulesson, kasparitis, marchment, lemieux. Those were go for the knee dirty hitters. Brian Leetch, Cam Neely, and Chris Chelios were masters of the clean hip check. Much like that gem
Poor fight. Edge to Ballard for not falling down.
why dont most fights start off by taking the helmet off
Meh. Crappy hit, crappy fight. Nothing to write home about. Pitt's announcer is like a dentists drill. So annoying. Can he slurp Crosby anymore than he does?
What fight??? This was crap!!!