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20 Craziest Fights in NHL History

Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders and Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals

Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders and Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals Colin McDonald of the New York Islanders and Mike Green of the Washington Capitals | Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

As long as the sport has been around, fighting has been a big part of hockey. While the NHL has somewhat gone away form encouraging the big, all-out brawls of the olden days and teams have found greater success in the win column by sticking with more heavily skilled, finesse players, you still will occasionally see a great hockey fight now and again. Throughout the history of the league, there have been quite a few memorable moments with punches thrown. Here are the 20 craziest fights in NHL history.

20. 2013 Blackhawks vs. Blues

Brandon Bollig of the Blackhawks fighting with an opposing team member

Brandon Bollig of the Blackhawks fighting with an opposing team member Brandon Bollig of the Blackhawks gets some shots in | #TeamSTL Our Town. Our Teams. via YouTube

In Game 2 of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues clashed in a hard-fought game. With the Blackhawks leading 3-2 near the end of the third period, Chicago defensemen Brent Seabrook left his feet for a nasty hit on St. Louis player David Backes. That triggered a memorable fight between Brandon Bollig and Barret Jickman as well as an all-out scuffle on the ice just a few moments later. The Blues ended up stealing the game and a 2-0 series lead but the Blackhawks got the last laugh, winning the next four consecutive games.

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