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.