The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens went to war on Thursday night (Oct. 27, 2011) at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
And P.K. Subban and Brad Marchand were on the front lines.
Things got ugly late in the second period when Subban, who skated in at an even six feet and 206-pounds, threw a wild overhand right that sent him — not Marchand — crashing to the ice. That kind of thing can happen when you swing and miss.
Fortunately for him, the Boston forward, who’s 5’9" and 183-pounds soaking wet, was unable to capitalize on his downed opponent and the Canadiens defenseman was able to spring right back to his feet.
What followed can only be described as the NHL’s version of shaken baby syndrome, as both players grabbed a fistful of jersey and played tug of war for the next minute or so.
Sure, a few intermittent punches were exchanged, but hardly anything that would be constituted as "fighting." They eventually relinquished their grips and skated off in exhaustion.
Oh, and the Bruins lost by a score of 2-1. Find out how by clicking here.