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
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.