If you missed the NHL playoff games this weekend, well you have missed a whole lot of action, especially if you like hockey fights as we do.
Let’s start with the Penguins-Flyers game today. In the first period, with the Flyers up 3-1, Sidney Crosby took some extra whacks at Ilya Byzgalov’s glove after the whistle which brought Claude Giroux in and they had a scrum. After that broke up, Crosby decided to push Jakub Voracek’s glove away from him as Voracek tried to pick it up. Kimmo Timonen had some words for Crosby and Crosby grabs Timonen and everyone joins in. Giroux gets Crosby and they wrestle each other, then Crosby throws a punch once the lineman comes in, and then they both throw an uppercut and they go down to the ice. Kris “diver” Letang drops the gloves with Kimmo Timonen and they get thrown out of the game for being the second altercation.
Not too long after the Crosby-Giroux fight, Brayden Schenn laid out Paul Martin with a clean hard check and Arron Asham didn’t like it so he crosschecked Schenn in the throat and then punched him while he was down on the ice.
In the third period with the game in control by the Flyers with a 7-4 lead, James Neal first hit Flyers Sean Couturier with a cheap blindside hit. Then Neal goes high on Giroux which then starts a big scrum and more fights.
Read more to see Kings Dustin Brown lay out Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows fights Anze Kopitar, and Matt Carkner attacking Brian Boyle, and the Sharks and Blues have a mini line brawl.