Capitals vs. Flyers: Steve Oleksy fights blindfolded

Paul Bereswill

Jakub Voracek quickly got the upper hand in the first regular-season fight of his career.

Early in the third period of the game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers, with the score tied at two, Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek went after Washington's Steve Oleksy -- and rapidly handicapped Oleksy by pulling his jersey up over his head.


Prior to this, the only NHL fight in Voracek's career had come in the preseason, so he's not the most experienced pugilist around -- but it looks like he knows how to handle himself.

The fight started when Voracek took exception to Oleksy's clean hit on Claude Giroux. Voracek came in swinging and got the better of the fight, but also took a pair of instigator penalties (both a regular one and of the visor variety) on the play.

The Capitals scored TWO powerplay goals on the ensuing penalties against Voracek to take a 4-2 lead in the third period, but the Flyers battled back to tie the game before winning it in overtime on a goal from Ruslan Fedotenko.

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