The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs had themselves a line brawl during their preseason game on Sunday. The trouble started when Toronto’s Jamie Devane (6’5″, 217) got into it with Buffalo’s Corey Tropp (6’0, 185). Tropp was needed help leaving the game after he got knocked down and hit his head on the ice. The announcer notes that he doesn’t think Tropp is a fighter. Combine that with the size advantage and you have a recipe for retaliation.
The retaliation came when John Scott (6’8″, 270) picked a fight with Phil Kessel (6’0, 202). Kessel wanted nothing to do with it as he took a couple two handed slashes at Scott before teammates jumped in. Brian Flynn then stepped in to fight Kessel as the rest of their linemates went at it. Eventually, Ryan Miller and Jonathan Bernier met for hockey’s unicorn – the goalie fight. In all, 239 penalty minutes were handed out in the game. The two teams will meet again on back-to-back nights on November 15th and 16th in the regular season.
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