Blues and Ducks Duke it Out, Also Play Some Hockey

3 fights flare up in St. Louis's 4-2 victory
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2007 5:07 AM CDT
St. Louis Blues' Paul Kariya celebrates his empty-net goal in the third period of a National Hockey League game Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 in St. Louis. Kariya scored twice and assisted on two more goals...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Anaheim Ducks, the NHL's defending champions, have yet to put up a road victory this season, and last night that winless streak extended to on-ice fights. The Ducks came out the worse for wear in three rumbles. They also watched their former franchise player Paul Kariya play a role in each of the Blues' four goals, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Kariya bagged three assists and a goal, and his teammates D.J. King and Matt Walker got the best of Anaheim's George Parros and Travis Moen in fistfights. The third, and bloodiest, altercation sent Barret Jackman and Brad May to their respective locker rooms.  "It pulls the team together when you know everybody's got each other's back," Walker explained.