Blues vs. Kings: Kyle Clifford knocks out Roman Polak

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Clifford punched the Polak door off its hinges.


Midway through the first period of the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, Kyle Clifford and Roman Polak got into a scrap that ended with Polak dazed and woozy.

On paper this should have been an even match, as both players are around the same size and have experience fighting. As it played out, Clifford landed several blows around Polak's head before finally catching him with an uppercut that sent him down to the ice.

This was the second fight of the game, after a brief bout between Barret Jackman and Colin Fraser that fizzled out immediately before this fight off the faceoff. Clearly some bad blood remains between these teams after their intense playoff series last year.

More in the NHL:

ESPN has a "SportsCenter" problem, not a hockey problem

The Bruins like to dive, too

All the NHL realignment news

All the NHL trade rumors

The best of our hockey network

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.