By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 18, 2014 2:13 PM
Good Friday wasn’t all that good 30 years ago today.
Well, it wasn’t exactly 30 years ago on the nose, but on April 20, 1984 (Good Friday) one of the most infamous brawls in sports history happened between the Montreal Canadiens and the Quebec Nordiques at the Forum.
The brawl happened during a second round playoff game and could only be described as a civil war on ice.
The first fight occurred at the end of the second period. However, after some confusion, the referees let a few of the ejected players back onto the ice for the third. That’s when all hell broke loose.
This brawl was so brutal – or great depending on how you feel about fighting in hockey – because it was between two teams that absolutely hated each other. There was a total of 252 penalty minutes handed out in the game including 10 ejections.
Some of the highlights included the Habs’ Mario Tremblay breaking Peter Stastny’s nose and Quebec’s Louis Sleigher knocking Jean Hamel unconscious with a cheap shot.
There surely wasn’t anything beautiful about La Belle Province on this day.
By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 18, 2014 1:04 PM
After getting attacked by hornets on the fifth hole at the Malaysian Open, Pablo Larrazabal jumps into the pond to escape them after being stung over 20 times.
By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 18, 2014 12:16 PM
The NHL Playoffs have already provided so much in such little time. From crotch grabbing coaches to selfies being taken in front of scrums, we are just trying to make sure you see the best stuff out there.
That's why the Reddit community is great, they don't miss a thing. Here's some images you may not have seen.
The happiest Penguins' fan of all-time:
[reddit - LeafsGuy93]
The fan at the game who is always on his phone.
Semyon Varlamov doing what is now referred to as the "reverse Sean Avery."
[reddit - TheFightingFarsi]
And finally we present "Darth Stasney." Apparently the Avs award a MVP hard hat after each game. It's a novelty Avalanche helmet.
By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 18, 2014 11:55 AM
Sometimes on BarDown we are just going to post things that are awesome. These things will be videos that showcase skill, athleticism and some type of awe factor.
For example, this "Epic Pen Spinning" video featuring a pair of pen spinning experts named Ian Jenson and PPM. Their skill set is far beyond that kid in high school who knew how to twirl his pen. The result is a set of tricks that are hypnotizing. Apparently there's even a Pen Spinning World Cup
, which we would like to find more about.
Here's the video:
By BarDown (@BarDown) Apr. 18, 2014 12:06 AM
Watch NHL on TSN host James Duthie as he dances in celebration of the Montreal Canadiens' overtime win in Game 1 with team GM Marc Bergevin.
By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 18, 2014 12:36 AM
We all know that the playoffs can be emotional for both players and coaches.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville may have let that emotion get a hold of him on Thursday night. Well, he got a hold of something, as seen here:
He's not the first coach to be caught in this 'position.' The infamous Mike Ditka also got caught "red handed" once:
At least it didn't end up as their hockey card. That's what happened to Glen Hanlon, who got stuck with this pose on this classic O'Pee-Chee:
By David Krikst, Editor Bardown (@MyManDK) Apr. 17, 2014 1:47 PM
At BarDown we like to participate in ThrowBack Thursday and we have found some creative ways to do so.
We’ve given you retro looks at the TSN webpage as well as old classic videos which have all been pretty cool.
However, today we are proud to unveil an exclusive new project we have been working on for a while.
It’s called “If They Tweeted” - a look back at events in sports history if Twitter was around back then.
We have a bunch of these that we will be showcasing in the next few weeks and we are open to suggestions of events that you think might be cool to see in Twitter form.
By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 17, 2014 10:28 PM
By Cabral Richards (@Cabbie) Apr. 17, 2014 8:26 PM
Say hello to my little friend.
Ryan Getzlaf. Two-time Gold Medallist. Stanley Cup Champion. Captain. Hockey player.
He took a puck to the face on Wednesday night in Game 1 and plans to play in Game 2 on Friday.
In a text message exchange today, he sent me this photo of the damage.
I told Getzlaf that, "I'm definitely more handsome" than he is at this point.
He responded with, "maybe I can be a hand model".
He's definitely a model. A model of toughness. A model of a leader. A model of one tough dude.