Video: Sabres say Devane-Tropp fight ignited line brawl


Wondering exactly what kicked off Sunday’s wild Leafs-Sabres line brawl?

According to various Buffalo players (as per Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston), this fight between Toronto tough guy Jamie Devane and Buffalo’s Corey Tropp ignited the fire:

That fight happened just moments before the line brawl happened.

And here’s that line brawl, one more time, in case you don’t feel like clicking:

Leafs coach Randy Carlyle explained he sent the Phil Kessel line out following the Devane-Tropp fight to try to diffuse the situation, leaving a big guy in Troy Bodie on the bench, as TSN’s Jonas Siegel reports.

“Obviously, I was wrong,” Carlyle said.