For the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils Monday night, it was three fights off the opening faceoff.
New York's Stu Bickel, usually a defenseman, took the opening faceoff and dropped the gloves against New Jersey's Ryan Carter. Mike Rupp and Eric Boulton, and Brandon Prust and Cam Janssen also squared off.
Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador got a misconduct as he tried to pull Bickel off Carter, resulting in 40 penalty minutes just three seconds into the game.
The Devils, as visiting team, would have submitted their opening lineup first.
Rangers coach John Tortorella yelled at Devils coach Peter DeBoer after the fight.
"He was mad about that?" Janssen told the Newark Star-Ledger. "Why'd he send them out there? He knew what was going on."
The teams have done this before, just upping the ante this time. On Feb. 7, there were fights between Prust and Boulton and Rupp and Janssen two seconds into the game.
In the teams' last meeting on March 6, Carter injured the Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky in a fight.
The Rangers lead the NHL this season with 62 fights, according to Hockeyfights.com, while the Devils rank eighth with 38.
The rest of Monday's game was calm and the Rangers clinched a playoff spot with a 4-2 victory.
March 19, 2012.
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Yo Bloomberg I'm Lovin' It! Share This Video: http://youtu.be/pzlgXzKO_fY Watch: Yo Bloomberg Things Go Better With Coke! http://youtu.be/PmZVXclJ6wY Bloomberg hates a lot of things. Sugary beverages (except coffee) and junk food are targets in his crusade to save New Yorkers from themselves. Ban coke? Are you kidding me, Bloomberg? Have you heard the story about Serge Roetheli from Switzerland who ran around the world drinking Coca-Cola and eating McDonalds? This guy's maybe the world's most accomplished endurance athlete and he ran 25,000 miles drinking over 6 tons of Coke and eating McDonalds. http://www.the25000milelovestory.com 'Sugary drinks' don't make people fat any more than spoons and forks do, Bloomberg! We have the right to choose what we eat, how we eat, when we eat, and where we eat; at least until we decide to let people like you pass laws to control that too! Justice Tingling said that your regulations were "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences" which Mike Sacks says is "law-speak for too stupid to be legal." http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/sodaruling0311.pdf And still you fight for it, Bloomberg? New Yorkers, you need to wise-up. Bloomberg's not the end of this crazy train. Bill de Blasio is coming right out and letting you know that if you put him in office he's going to push this through at all cost. He means at your cost because he'll be doing it on your dime. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/de-blasio-bloomberg-soda-article-1.1490333 . Joe Lhota says he will stop the stupidity and let New Yorkers keep their freedom to make their own choice. Just sayin'. Yo Bloomberg, did you know that state of Mississippi thought enough about your laws to make their own law in your honor? That's right, they call it the "Anti-Bloomberg Law" and it's designed to make sure whatever ideology you're trying to peddle doesn't trickle down the their neck of the woods. Love this guy: Governor Phil Bryant said, " It is simply not the role of the government to micro-regulate citizens' dietary decisions. The responsibility for one's personal health depends on individual choices about a proper diet and appropriate exercise." http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/03/day-ny-soda-ban-down-mississippi-passes-anti-bloomberg-bill/ Boo Ya, Bloomberg!