Saturday had its fair share of minor themes, with near-comebacks and various retirements (quotation marks optional) being among the most prominent. As it turns out, there were also a couple blink-and-you’ll-miss-them fights tonight, too.
In one of them, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa didn’t appreciate a hit by Calgary Flames blueliner Mark Giordano, who seemed out of his element in this bout:
Getty Images has a great shot of the aftermath of the squabble:
The other fast bit of fisticuffs happened when Montreal Canadiens tough guy Jarred Tinordi took offense to a hit San Jose Sharks agitator Raffi Torres delivered on Lars Eller. Video of the fight hasn’t been uploaded in a form that can be embedded just yet, but RDS has a clip that can be seen via this link.