If fights are a habit in the NHL, it is rare to get to this point. On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the ten outfield players were excluded during the regular season match between the Ottawa Senators and the Florida Panthers (0-5) at the Canadian Tire Centre. Brady Tkachuk was about to score for Ottawa but ran into goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, literally and figuratively. This didn't matter to Dmitry Kulikov (Florida) who wanted to defend his goalkeeper.
All outfield players then intervened, resulting in general chaos. After a brief lull with the referees among the hockey players, the fight started again. It was finally decided to exclude the ten men directly or indirectly affected by the agitation. The game was able to resume with the substitutes' benches depopulated. There was just over 7 minutes left to play and Florida was already leading 4-0, eventually winning 5-0.
Note that Brady Tkachuk, who started the fight, was playing that evening against his brother, Matthew. The two Americans did not exchange blows against each other. Their family was present in the stands and the reactions did not escape the Canadian television cameras.
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