Brady Tkachuk Breaks Down His Epic Duel with Trouba at MSG

Published August 27, 2023 at 3:21 PM

The Showdown at Madison Square Garden

On December 2, 2022, a memorable event occurred during a hockey match between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators. This intense game marked the continuation of a home-and-home series between these two teams.

Madison Square Garden, one of the globe's most iconic venues, witnessed Senators captain Brady Tkachuk and Rangers captain Jacob Trouba squaring off at center ice.

Tkachuk's Comparison to McGregor

Sharing his exhilarating experience on 'Dropping the Gloves,' Tkachuk reflected on the moment:

"I'm not gonna lie to you, I felt like McGregor. I felt like, it was a pretty unbelievable feeling, I'm not going to lie to you. Center stage of MSG, that was something I'll never forget.

I don't know, it was at the end of my shift and I was skating to get off the ice and you know, he asked me 'can you give me one?'. I was like 'alright, sure'. If we're doing this, immediate center ice and I was thinking, 'this is pretty cool.'"

A Rivalry in the Making?

This clash between Tkachuk and Trouba wasn't a first. They had previously engaged in a fierce duel during a match in Ottawa the season before.


Anticipation is building for the 2023-24 season where the Senators and Rangers are slated to compete thrice: December 5th & January 27th in Ottawa and April 15th in New York.

Fans are eager to see if these captains will challenge each other once more during the upcoming matches.

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