New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: All out Brawl [2-11-11]
My goal with this video is to show everything. All the fights, all the replays, etc. If people want to then cut them up and put smaller videos of the individual fights or hits that happened, they can. This is a chance for people to see everything, because it really was a crazy night of hockey.
I have never seen a game like this. And I thought the Pens bench has been decimated over the past month, but this was insane.
17 Fighting Majors
300+ Penalty Minutes
9 Game Misconducts
The Penguins end the game with 6 skaters. The Islanders had 9.
This is a good rivalry, but this is ridiculous. The NHL really dropped the ball on this one. They had to know this would be a chippy game but the refs looked dumbfounded. You want a little revenge on Talbot? Fine, fight him like a man or put a solid hit on him, don't go for a sucker punch. You want to get back at Johnson? Score goals on him, and they did. But then turn around and tarnish by having a forward go and fight him. What did Tangradi do? Just gotta keep up the goon behavior at that point? Imagine if Matt Cooke was in this game...