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Video: Daniel Carcillo bloodied in fight with Jake Dowell

Left Wing Dan Carcillo

Philadelphia Flyers left wing Dan Carcillo smiles during NHL training camp, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. (AP Photo/Barbara Johnston)


One of the go-to responses when a person asks you about a black eye is to say, “You should see the other guy.”

Yet judging battle wounds isn’t always the best way to determine a winner when it comes to an NHL fight. Philadelphia Flyers ultra-pest Dan Carcillo ended up bloody after a fight with the Chicago Blackhawks forward Jake Dowell, yet 92.3 percent of the Hockey Fights audience thought that Carcillo was the winner. (Note: that number will probably chance since the poll is ongoing.)

On first blush, it seemed like it might not be a fair match because of Carcillo’s experience. After all, Carcillo has been a regular penalty minute leader in the NHL, with seasons that included 22, 19 and 17 fighting majors. Yet Dowell isn’t a lightweight either, with an AHL campaign that included 14. Both players are also nearly the same size, so it’s not like Dowell was taking on a guy with a 20 lbs. weight advantage.

So take a look at this rugged and shaggy exchange of fisticuffs and decide for yourself if Carcillo really won the fight after all.
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