Fight video: Zack Kassian vs. Nick Ritchie in heavyweight bout

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There aren’t many fights in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, especially as full-time enforcers are on the verge of going extinct.

Most of them “mean something” nowadays, or at least happen in especially wild games. It’s also a big risk to make the decision to drop the gloves, as an opponent can lure you in to get their team a big power play.

The bout between Zack Kassian of the Edmonton Oilers and Nick Ritchie of the Anaheim Ducks didn’t really make a big impact from a narrative standpoint, but there was plenty of hate involved. Check it out if you need something to distract you from the nerves of overtime.