Nathan Horton Takes Exception to Late Punch From Dion Phaneuf in Winger’s First Fight of Season



 Editor's note: Every day leading up to the start of the 2011-12 season, NESN.com will post one fight from the 2010-11
Bruins season. At the end of each week, fans can vote for what they thought was the best fight of the week, and after every fight has been posted, they can vote on which fight was the best of the year.

The Bruins dominated their Oct. 28 matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs, using a 32-20 shot advantage to take home a 2-0 victory. But that wasn't the only matchup the team would win that day.

Midway through the second period, Nathan Horton and Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf dropped their gloves right before a faceoff in Toronto's zone, sparking what would turn out to be a quick fight.

Despite a slight height advantage, Phaneuf was no match for the B's star wingman, as Horton easily had him pinned to the ice before the refs intervened. Phaneuf took an extra jab at Horton after falling to the ice, prompting Horton to take extra exception.

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