Video: Scott Hartnell fights Troy Brouwer in defense of a teammate

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It didn’t take long for one of the NHL’s leaders in hits, Washington’s Troy Brouwer, to nail the Flyers’ Erik Gustafsson hard enough into the boards to actually open the door to the Capitals’ bench. Unsurprisingly, Scott Hartnell took exception to that and the two dropped the gloves. You can watch the fight and the hit that caused it below.

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This is a key contest for both teams as Washington is fighting for a playoff spot and Philadelphia is still in the race for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.