Sport Doughty: Hockey needs fighting to avoid meatheads, rats
Devils send slumping Canadiens to 6th straight loss
Blake Coleman had two goals and two assists and the New Jersey Devils handed the Montreal Canadiens their sixth straight loss, 6-4 on Thursday night. Travis Zajac, Miles Wood, Jesper Boqvist and Damon Severson also scored and Nikita Gusev had three assists for his first career multi-point game. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 44 shots to help New Jersey beat Montreal for the seventh straight game.BOX SCORE: DEVILS 6, CANADIENS 4Brendan Gallagher, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Joel Armia and Artturi Lehkonen scored for Montreal. The Canadiens are 0-4-2 on the skid that began Nov.
star 's lasting impression from Thursday's 2-1 win over the rival Anaheim Ducks was a second-period fight between teammate and Anaheim's .
"The highlight for me is Dermy chuckin' em with Deslauriers, that was a great fight," Doughty. "Got us really pumped up and we were able to get the win."
Doughty was then asked about the decline of fighting across the NHL.
"It can't make its way out of the league, we need fighting," he replied. "I know people don't like it, some of you, but then you're gonna have all those meatheads running around, little guys being rats out there. That's just the way it's gonna go. We need fighting. People need to be able to protect their teammates and themselves. When it's safe like that and no one gets hurt, that's the best way."
Los Angeles was up 2-0 at the time of the scrap and held on to earn two points despite being outshot 37-27.
Doughty recorded one assist in the victory, giving him 21 points in 31 games this season.
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