Tuesday saw some entertaining and violent tussles, whether the teams involved were both desperate or if some were merely driven by pride (or was it spite?).
To kick off a big game for both the San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild, Chris Stewart dropped the gloves with Micheal Haley. As you can see from this post’s main image, it’s not their first bout, as Stewart fought Haley as a member of the Anaheim Ducks.
Stewart probably won that fight with his jab-heavy approach.
The New Jersey Devils didn’t have much to gain against the New York Rangers tonight, yet they edged them 3-2 in overtime nonetheless.
Then again, spite can be quite the motivator, and there were multiple moments of violence that made you think that the Devils are well aware of the teams’ rivalry.