Alex DeBrincat drops the gloves for shocking tilt against Roman Josi

Published December 30, 2023 at 2:16 PM
In a summer trade, the Detroit Red Wings acquired forward Alex DeBrincat from the Ottawa Senators and locked him in with a four-year extension.

Those skills haven't disappointed, as seen in his performance: 17 goals and 37 points in the first 36 games, highlighted by Friday night's exciting 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators.

What stood out even more was DeBrincat's display of a different kind of talent during a scuffle with Predators captain Roman Josi. Despite being one of the NHL's smallest players at 5-8 and 180 pounds, DeBrincat held his own.

Their tussle started innocently enough, with a tangle in front of the net that saw Josi knocking off DeBrincat's helmet, both sharing a smile as they glided toward the boards. However, once the gloves dropped, the tone changed swiftly.

DeBrincat, relying on his unique skills, clutched Josi's jersey with his left hand, unleashing a flurry of about half a dozen rights that swiftly brought the defenseman to the ice.

To cap off his unreal performance, DeBrincat wrapped up the game with a goal and two assists, including a crucial assist to Lucas Raymond's overtime game-winner, earning him a Gordie Howe hat trick.
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Alex DeBrincat drops the gloves for shocking tilt against Roman Josi

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