Tale of the Tape according to our friends at Puckpedia.com:
6'1" -- 179lbs
6'0" -- 187lbs
The fight breakdown
The two (Austin Wagner and Ivan Barbashev) come together down the ice in a seemingly soft hit on the boards. They skate up the ice and things are getting a little heated. The two decide enough is enough and we have a fight.
The actual fight time is low compared to the jostling for position these two do, affording you a chance to go and grab a fresh bevvy or sandwich before hunkering down to watch. After a bunch of little sweater jabs and the linesmen asking them if they really want to do this thing, Wagner swings and misses, Barbashev counters. They exchange shots back and forth before Barbashev
Austin Wagner Notes -
For Wagner, this was his first fight of the season. His last fight came during the 2018-19 preseason on September 11th, 2018 against Keegan Kolesar of the Vegas Golden Knights.
It was his first career fight against Ivan Barbashev and his third career fight against someone from the St. Louis Blues.
This was the 1st fight for Wagner in the NHL
Ivan Barbashev Notes -
For Barbashev, this is his first fight of the season. His last fight came in the 2018-19 season on October 27th, 2018 against Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks.
It was his first career fight against Austin Wagner and his first career fight against someone on the Los Angeles Kings.
This was the 2nd fight for Barbashev in the NHL.
A bit of a frustration tilt between two non fighters. Pretty close with a slight edge to Barbashev.
Close even scrap with maybe a slight nod to Barbashev. If you put it under a microscope that is. Haha!
Too close to say
Wow, Wagner is a big puss.
Horrible, nothing landed, and to the 25 Blues homers, get a clue. Horrible. Oh and the 1 Wagner fan, same.
A bit of a joke
Wagner can't hit chit.. I think the linesman finally told them to stop posing and start swinging.... Like two statues cocked and frozen.
Barbeshev lands a couple versus whiffs from Wagner. One of the punches did get Wagner's attention. Way to take care of your own business Russki.
Do these guys close their eyes when fighting? That was ridiculous.