By Allan Muir
The feisty Maple Leafs had gone a season-high three games without a fight. Frazer McLaren wasn't going to let the streak stretch to four.
Just 26 seconds into Wednesday's game against the Senators, McLaren squared off with Ottawa's David Dziurzynski ...and absolutely scrambled his eggs.
The Ottawa rookie got in a couple good shots early before the 6-foot-5 McLaren made use of his superior reach to connect with a vicious right. The blow sent Dziurzynski crashing to the ice where he laid unmoving for several seconds before trying to pull himself up. He eventually made his way to the Ottawa dressing room, but his legs were dragging as he was carted off by two teammates.
It was another impressive win for McLaren, but a tough loss for the kid. Here's hoping he's alright.