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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Dennis Seidenberg on Ryan Kesler scuffle: 'I don't know how to fight'

By Scott Burnside

Dennis Seidenberg, Ryan Kesler
The game got ugly in the third period with nine 10-minute misconduct penalties handed out. Ryan Kesler and Dennis Seidenberg both received five-minute majors for fighting and 10-minute misconducts.

BOSTON -- The Bruins and Canucks combined for 125 minutes in penalties on Monday night, including one fight between Vancouver forward Ryan Kesler and Boston defenseman Dennis Seidenberg.

It could hardly be called an epic.

"It was just a scrum and we just fought, I mean tried to fight. It wasn't really a fight. Nothing really happened there, just the heat of the moment," said Seidenberg.

The "fight" lasted a couple of seconds and concluded with the pair falling to the ice and Kesler still trying to land a couple of blows.

"I don't know how to fight. It just happened," Seidenberg said with a grin.

As for Kesler still trying to connect even after they were on the ice, Seidenberg didn't seem too upset.

"I guess everybody can make their own opinion about that and nothing really happened, so I don't really care."

As for his last fight, it was in October of this season when Ottawa tough guy Chris Neil buried him.

"It was kind of lopsided, too. I guess I'm going to have to start learning how to fight," Seidenberg said.