If you watch the first few seconds of the clip you can clearly see Deveaux turn to the bench seeking approval before dropping the mitts with George Parros. It was a smart move by Deveaux because the fight took place off the ensuing faceoff after the Rangers had just taken a 1-0 lead. Usually a coach would prefer a player not to fight right after a goal for his team because of the possible momentum change the other way. However, Deveaux clearly got the approval of someone on the Rangers' bench.
Not a bad effort by Deveaux in the fight either. He hasn't looked out of place by any means skating on the Rangers fourth line. He's a big dude and looks like he knows how to protect the puck along the boards. So far so good.
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