February 25, 2013
Anthony Peluso earns more playing time with solid contribution for Winnipeg Jets
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

Winnipeg Jets right wing Anthony Peluso (L) fights with New Jersey Devils right wing Krys Barch in first period of their NHL hockey game in Newark, New Jersey, February 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK — This time, Anthony Peluso was the one receiving the invitation instead of handing it out. Regardless, he wasn’t about to refuse.

The Winnipeg Jets right-winger not only accepted the fight, Peluso ended up with a decisive victory, leaving New Jersey Devils tough guy Krys Barch with blood coming from the cut above his left eye on Sunday night.

Peluso had gone more than two months without a fight in a game, but showed no signs of rust.

“On my first shift, I got asked to go. I’m not going to ever say no, really. I’m always a gamer,” said Peluso, who dropped the gloves just 1:57 into the Jets 4-2 win over the Devils. “It happens in games. I just wanted to spark the boys. It was our third game in four nights. I just wanted to pump them up.

“I’m pretty sure everybody has been waiting for it in the room. It was nice to get the first one under my belt.”



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