There’s a bit of a “fight history” to this story, so let’s start from the beginning.
November 30, 2013. After a scuffle in front of the net, then-Columbus Blue Jacket Dalton Prout and former Boston Bruin Milan Lucic have their first bout. It’s an innocent enough fight, as much as a fight can be, and the two take their majors and move on.
Fast forward a year later to November 21, 2014, and we have the start of a slight fighting rivalry. After jawing and some pushing and shoving, Lucic and Prout look as if they’re going to throw hands again. It ends with Prout dropping Lucic with one punch and Lucic crying through the officials holding the two apart. It was not considered a fight, as the two received offsetting roughing minors, but it painted a bit of foreshadowing for the two players’ next meeting.
We now move to a little over a month later, December 27, 2014. After the embarrassment Lucic suffered at the hands of Prout in their last meeting, he understandably had retribution on the mind. The two went at it again at the 17:01 mark of the 2nd period, this time both of them getting some good licks in and the fight arguably ending in a draw.
We now jump all the way up to this current season, November 3, 2017. Both Prout and Lucic are playing for different teams these days, the New Jersey Devils and the Edmonton Oilers respectively. Though the bad blood between these players seems to have simmered out a bit over the past 3 years, they still put on a good spectacle with their latest bout. With the number of good connections he lands, we have to give the edge in this one to Lucic. Watch the fight in its entirety below!