Midway through the third period of Nashville’s eventual 3-1 win, things started to get feisty.
A quick rundown of the incidents:
The end result? A third period in which the two sides combined for 35 PIM — noteworthy, given they’d combined for just eight over the first two frames — a five-minute interference major (and game misconduct) for Ellis, and a 10-minute misconduct for Brown.
Arvidsson received a cross-checking minor for his hit on Namestnikov, while Garrison went unpenalized for the high stick.
The two teams meet again next on Jan. 5, in Tampa Bay. So you might want to circle that one on your calendar. (Do people still do that? I’m old.)