Pro tip: If you're going to start a hockey fight less than two minutes into a game, don't do it like this.
The widely-mocked "brawl" started when the Dallas Stars' Antoine Roussel shoved Luke Schenn of the Arizona Coyotes. Both immediately dropped their gloves, failed to connect on a couple of half-assed punches, and began engaging in this nonsense:
Even the Stars' play-by-play announcer couldn't comprehend the ridiculousness of what he was seeing.
“That's the wildest wrestling match I’ve ever seen. It’s like a teeter-totter!”
You don't have to look hard to find examples of more riveting encounters. Earlier this month, Chicago Blackhawks forward John Hayden landed a bone-crushing right hook that put Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno in the hospital.
Bob Probert vs. Craig Coxe - November 11, 1985
Dennis Vial vs. Rob Ray - April 10, 1996
Ottawa Senators vs. Philadelphia Flyers - March, 2004
h/t: Busted Coverage