You Know The Old Joke "I Went To A Fight and a Hockey Game Broke Out?"
I know I’m in the minority because I LOVE hockey, but in the last few games between the New York Islanders (28th in the league) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (4th), there have been so many all out brawls, it looks like the NHL has partnered with the UFC.
The problem is that most fights only involve two players, which seems boring for all the other players on the ice. I think the Islanders and Penguins are to be congratulated for including every player on the ice INCLUDING the goalies when they fight. We could all learn a valuable lesson from these teams. It’s not cool to make people feel left out when you’re having fun.
In this game there were 346 penalty minutes, 10 ejections, 15 fighting majors (5 minute penalties) and 20 misconducts (kicked out of the game and subject to further punishments by the league). Watch what happened here: