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Ryan Reaves proves he's still the NHL's heavyweight champ

Published February 29, 2024 at 7:56 PM

The Arizona Coyotes are facing off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto tonight as the two teams finish their season series. Just like last week, this game has a little bit more of a bite to it than expected, first Matt Dumba took out Max Domi and then Ryan Reaves finished a heavy check on Arizona defender Juuso Valimki on the corner.

As a result, Coyotes tough guy Liam O'Brien challenged Reaves, but the play was blown dead as bot to escalate the situation. Off the ensuing faceoff, O'Brien goes at Reaves and the two drop the gloves for a heavy weight tilt; take a look.

Looks like it's fight night 🥊

The two players dropped the gloves and drifted out to centre ice while sizing each other up before engaging and throwing some pretty good shots. It was even to start, but it didn't take long for them to start trading blows.

With the reach of Reaves, it didn't take long for him to overpower O'Brien before narrowly missing a punch right on the button before taking O'Brien down to end the fight.
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Ryan Reaves proves he's still the NHL's heavyweight champ

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