As the Caps battled the Habs Saturday night, there was a fight-filled, penalty bonanza in AHL Bridgeport. A total of 108 penalty minutes and six fighting majors were racked up by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Syracuse Crunch in the second period alone.
The most interesting bout of the bunch was between the Crunch’s Kristers Gudļevskis and the Sound Tiger’s Stephon Williams. That’s because those are the two netminders for their respective teams.
Photo: Kyle Mace/Chocolate Hockey
Saturday night, the Hershey Bears and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (the New York Islanders affiliate) played one of the most entertaining and violent American Hockey League games of the season. The Bears and Sound Tigers combined to score seven goals and earn nearly 200 penalty minutes. The game featured a chaotic line-brawl, a goalie fight, eight ejections, and 12 misconducts.
By now, you’ve probably already seen the video (taken by RMNB alumnus Kyle Mace) of Caps prospects Steve Oleksy, Connor Carrick, Chris Brown, Liam O’Brien, and the Bears’ goalie combatant, Pheonix Copley. By Sunday night, the video had amassed over 130,000 views.
Wut. (GIF by welshhockeyfan)
The Washington Capitals destroyed the Philadelphia Flyers. Once Joel Ward scored his hat-trick goal in the third period, the Caps’ 7th of the game, shit got out of hand.
Wayne Simmonds dropped his gloves with Tom Wilson, and that set everything off. In its culmination, Philly goalie Ray Emery skated the length of the ice to pick a fight with Braden Holtby. Emery, a noted goalie pugilist, punched Holtby in the back of the head a few times.
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