Friday night's season opener was memorable for a number of reasons, but perhaps no moment topped Pavel Datsyuk dropping his gloves and fighting Anaheim's Corey Perry. Datsyuk is the person you least expect to fight, but not only did he get into it with Perry, but he held his ground and even recorded a takedown.
To make the fight even better, it gave Datsyuk a Gordie Howe hat trick. He scored a goal, recorded an assist and was involved in a fight for the first and likely last Gordie Howe hat trick of his career. A video of Datsyuk's goal, assist and fight can be seen below.