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Brad Marchand and PK Subban Fight Video: Watch Two Young Stars Duke It out

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IOctober 28, 2011

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand and Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban tried to fight twice on Thursday night but the officials broke it up each time, and on the third time they finally got to dance.

The fans wanted the two young stars to fight, and they got their wish.

Marchand explained after the game what led to the fight:

"Yeah, well I think it all started off the draw. He kind of gave me a little shot with his elbow and then I grabbed him and he grabbed me. And I thought he wanted to go then so I dropped my gloves. But when we were in the box he asked me to go and I said no. And then back in the second time he asked me again, and I couldn’t say no. So it was nice to get it out of the way."

Marchand was also a bit surprised that Subban asked him to fight:

"I was a little surprised, yeah, after he asked me the first time because he didn’t want to go the first time on the first penalty so it threw me off a little bit. But it happens."

Fans love the way Marchand and Subban play the game. Each plays with a ton of passion and fire, and enjoys getting under the opponent's skin:

"We both like to aggravate the opponent," Marchand said. "And he just kind of gave me a shot, and that stuff happens. We’re both out there, we’re both emotional guys. And in a game like this we want to get our teams going and that’s the way to do it."

Subban didn't think there was any real hatred between him and Marchand, and the two know each other well from playing in Canada.

"Well, I know Marshy [Brad Marchand] pretty well and it’s just a matter of us both being frustrated out there and that’s how you settle your differences," Subban said. "I mean, we were kind of laughing about it after, we gave each other a pat on the pads, I don’t think there’s any true animosity between us two."

Fighting is not part of Subban's game, and it showed during the fight. Subban swung and missed Marchand quite a few times, and had several chances to really silence the Boston crowd if he landed some of his early punches:

"I’m not a very good fighter, so, I guess you could say I was going for the knockout, but it was a pretty bad attempt. So I don’t know, I’m probably better to keep my gloves on most of the time," Subban said.

The fight was just another chapter in the storied Bruins-Canadiens rivalry that has picked up the past few seasons due to their many epic regular season games and two first-round playoff series in 2009 and 2011.

All quotes obtained first hand.

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Nicholas Goss is a Boston Bruins featured columnist for Bleacher Report and was the organization's on-site reporter for the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.

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