Bear Knuckle Bouts: Daniel Paille Stands His Ground After Getting Jumped by Matt Carkner


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.

Matt Carkner had already fought Shawn Thornton on Jan. 11, but the Senators' tough guy wanted more. So he went after Daniel Paille.

Carkner — at 6-foot-4, 231 pounds — had three inches and 30 pounds over Paille, who clearly wanted nothing to do with Carkner. Part of that had to do with the size advantage, and another part had to do with the Bruins leading 6-0. After Carkner left him no choice, though, Paille fought back with a little more punch than Carkner anticipated.

The message? Don't mess with Daniel Paille.

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