Barch got his fight night started early when he tussled with Boston’s Milan Lucic at 4:16 of a scoreless first period. Lucic landed several body blows and a few face shots, before Barch rallied.
With the Bruins up 2-0 in the second period, Barch decided to renew his long rivalry with Shawn Thornton. HockeyFights.com had seven previous fights between these sluggers. It was time for the eighth:
Despite a big upper cut from Thornton, Barch seemingly won the battle. The Bruins will see the Panthers again on Sunday in Florida.
Something tells us Barch will be ready to drop the gloves again by then.