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St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets Finish Game with Line Brawl (Video)

For nearly 60 minutes the St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets played tough, rock ‘em-sock ‘em hockey. As time expired on the clock, a line brawl erupted between the two teams that caused 100 PIMs to be handed out by the referees. Dustin Byfuglien went after Roman Polak in St. Louis’ defensive zone, and eventually just about everyone on the ice tossed the gloves.

Steve Ott spoke to the gathered media after the game, and Norm Sanders of BND.com quoted his comments about the ruckus:

It was a good battle, everybody protecting each other out there. You expect it to be chippy, they’re playing for their lives over there and we’re obviously playing for our points. The rest of the way it’s going to be like this with every team.

The rowdy ending will get a majority of the attention here, but with a victory the Blues broke the 100-point barrier for the sixth time in their history.

It’ll be interesting to see if the NHL hands down any further punishments for what went down tonight. At one point Maxim Lapierre had Olli Jokinen pinned to the ice and there were several instances of third-man in as well.


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