Shanahan takes on Brashear
A few weeks before his 38th birthday, Brendan Shanahan takes on one of the toughest players in the league — which makes you wonder, is there anything he won't do?
You can see at the start of the fight, Donald Brashear has Shanahan tied up fully, possibly not wanting to lay an ugly beating on one of the game's superstar ambassadors. This was Shanahan's first fighting major of the season, although he's been known to have a few a year.
As for Brashear's sucker punch on Aaron Ward: I see a lengthy suspension coming down for the Capitals enforcer. Let's say 12 games.
(Also interesting to note is that Ward received a two minute minor on the play for unsportsmanlike conduct.)
UPDATE Brashear receives just a one-game suspension (which is completely ludicrous), while Colton Orr gets five for his crosscheck on Alex Ovechkin.