The Best Line Brawls in Hockey
Hockey is [in]famous for its inclusion of fighting within its sport. While hardcore fans have mixed to appreciative feelings toward fighting, the rest of the world isn’t paying too much attention to the fighting.* Then a line brawl happens, and everyone is watching and saying their two cents. Here’s a look at some of the best (?) line brawls in hockey.
Punch-up in Piestany 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Russia vs Canada
St. Patrick’s Day Massacre March 17, 1991 – St. Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks
John Scott “vs.” Phil Kessel – September 22, 2013 Buffalo Sabres @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Sidney Crosby Almost “Fights” Claude Giroux – April 15, 2012 Philadelphia Flyers @ Pittsburgh Penguins
The Battle of Alberta – January 2, 1986 Calgary Flames @ Edmonton Oilers
John Tortorella Charges Opponent Locker Room – Calgary Flames Opening Brawl @ Vancouver Canucks January 18, 2014
March 19, 2012 New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers
NHL Fines NY Islanders $100,000 Feburary 11, 2011 – Pittsburgh Penguins @ NY Islanders
*Except for those idiots that watch a game just to see a fight.