Philadelphia Flyers Ben Holmstrom (34) fights with Ottawa Senator Chris Niel during the first period in Ottawa, Tuesday April 5, 2011.
Ryan Reaves (75) of the St. Louis Blues fights Cody McLeod (55) of the Colorado Avalanche at the Scottrade Center on April 5, 2011 in St. Louis, Mo.
St. Louis Blues' Cam Janssen, bottom, has his jersey wrapped around his head as he fights with Colorado Avalanche's David Koci during the first period on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in St. Louis.
New York Rangers' Sean Avery (16) draws blood as he fights with New York Islanders' Micheal Haley (59) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 31, 2011, in Uniondale, N.Y.
Atlanta Thrashers' Chris Thorburn takes a right from Montreal Canadiens' Travis Moen, right, as they fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in Montreal.
Atlanta Thrashers right wing Chris Thorburn, left, fights with Ottawa Senators center Zack Smith (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Atlanta.
Ottawa Senators' Francis Lassard (49) and Washington Capitals' DJ King (17) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Friday, March 25, 2011.
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek (8) fights with Colorado Avalanche's Cameron Gaunce (43) during the first period on Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Denver.
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Paul Mara (22) fights with Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) during the second period in Boston Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Brandon Prust (8) of the New York Rangers fights with Travis Moen (32) of the Montreal Canadiens during their game on March 18, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Jordin Tootoo (22) of the Nashville Predators fights Ryan Wilson (44) of the Colorado Avalanche on March 12, 2011 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Zenon Konopka (28) of the New York Islanders fights with Brad Staubitz (16) of the Minnesota Wild at the Nassau Coliseum on March 2, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Wild 4-1.
The Atlanta Thrashers scuffle against the Florida Panthers during a stoppage in play at Philips Arena on Feb. 25, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jody Shelley (45) of the Philadelphia Flyers is escorted off the ice after fighting Nolan Yonkman (not pictured) of the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period on Feb. 22, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Brandon Prust (8) of the New York Rangers fights against Mike Brown (18) of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 15, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Leafs beat the Rangers 4-3.
John Erskine (4) of the Washington Capitals and Andy Sutton (25) of the Anaheim Ducks fight during a game at Honda Center on Feb. 16, 2011 in Anaheim, California.
Travis Hamonic (36) of the New York Islanders fights Michael Rupp (17) of the Pittsburgh Penguins as teammates Josh Bailey (12) duels Pascal Dupuis (9) during the second period on Feb. 11, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders dominated totally on the scoreboard and more than held their own in a game that saw 14 fighting majors, 21 misconducts and 346 penalty minutes. The Islanders pounded the Penguins 9-3.
Johnny Boychuk (55) of the Boston Bruins fights with Jaroslav Spacek (6) of the Montreal Canadiens is Shawn Thornton (22) of the Bruins and Brian Gionta (21) of the Canadiens fight on Feb. 9, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 8-6.
Boston Bruins defensemen Zdeno Chara (33) and Steve Kampfer (47) fight with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Roman Hamrlik (44) and left wing Max Pacioretty, obscured, during the second period in Boston, Wed., Feb. 9, 2011. Milan Lucic scored twice and Nathan Horton had a goal and 4 assists as Boston outslugged and outlasted the Montreal in an 8-6 victory.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) fights with Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) during the second period in Boston, Wed., Feb. 9, 2011. The teams combined for 182 penalty minutes, including seven apiece for Thomas and Price during a second-period fight that left the penalty boxes overflowing and the ice littered with equipment.
Jay Harrison (44) of the Carolina Hurricanes fights with David Clarkson (23) of the New Jersey Devils during the second period at the Prudential Center on Feb. 8, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils continued their winning ways without Martin Brodeur by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 for their 10th win in 13 games.
Jared Boll (40)of the Columbus Blue Jackets takes a punch from Eric Godard (28) of the Pittsburgh Penguins during a third period fight on Feb. 8, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Blue Jackets beat the Penguins 4-1.
Tim Wallace (22) of the Pittsburgh Penguins fights with David Steckel (39) of the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. It was the first chance for the Penguins to retaliate for the hit Sidney Crosby took to the head from Steckel in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 .That was just a taste of the animosity from the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Penguins.
Alex Ovechkin (8) and Nicklas Backstrom (19) of the Washington Capitals rough it up with Matt Cooke (24) of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. With 3:42 to play, Cooke tripped Ovechkin knee-to-knee in the open ice. Ovechkin got up, and he and Backstrom immediately charged Cooke, both landing punches to the face. Cooke was given 2 minutes for tripping; neither Ovechkin nor Backstrom was penalized.
Brent Johnson (1) of the Pittsburgh Penguins lands a left against Rick DiPietro (39) of the New York Islanders at Consol Energy Center on Feb. 2, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins' veteran backup stopped 20 shots and was 16.5 seconds away from his second shutout of the season when he was ejected after fighting with Islanders counterpart Rick DiPietro late in Pittsburgh's 3-0 win over the Islanders.
Darcy Hordichuk (16) of the Florida Panthers and Jared Boll (40) of the Columbus Blue Jackets fight during the second period on Jan. 19, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Blue Jackets defeated the Panthers 3-2.
Luke Schenn (2) of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dale Weise (32) of the New York Rangers fight during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 19, 2011 in New York City. The Rangers routed the Leafs 7-0.
Shawn Thornton (22) of the Boston Bruins and Kyle Clifford (13) of the Los Angeles Kings fight during the first period at Staples Center on Jan. 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings beat the Bruins 2-0.
Roman Polak (46) of the St. Louis Blues fights Kyle Clifford (13) of the Los Angeles Kings at the Scottrade Center on Jan. 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues Roman Polak had only 14 penalty minutes in 20 games before fighting the Kings' Kyle Clifford in the first period. The Blues edged the Kings 2-1.
New York Rangers' Sean Avery, left, punches Philadelphia Flyers' Matt Carle (25) as other players watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 in New York. Avery unloaded on Carle after a multiplayer dustup near the benches. Carle took several shots to the head in what officially was his first NHL fight in six seasons. Avery landed a flurry of punches after Carle dropped to the ice. The Flyers escaped with a 3-2 win
Tanner Glass (15) of the Vancouver Canucks fights with Matt Martin (17) of the New York Islanders during the second period at Nassau Coliseum on Jan. 11, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. Vancouver won 4-3 in a shootout.
Alex Ovechkin (8) the Washington Capitals fights Chris Kunitz (14) of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic at Heinz Field on Jan. 1, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Washington won 3-1.
Kevin Westgarth (19) of the Los Angeles Kings fights with Paul Bissonnette (12) of the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at Jobing.com Arena on Dec. 29, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes' won 6-3.
Right wing Jarome Iginla (12) of the Calgary Flames fights with Jamie Benn (14) of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Dec. 23, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. The ight that lasted over a minute with Benn landing several early shots to Iginla's face before wearing down. Ignila went to the locker room for four stitches under his right eye while serving his fighting penalty, but returned later in the first period. The Flames won 3-2 in a shootout.
Trevor Gillies (14) of the New York Islanders fights Paul Bissonnette (12) of the Phoenix Coyotes during their game on Dec. 18, 2010 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Coyotes' rallied to beat the Islanders 4-3 in a shootout.
Jason Pominville (29) of the Buffalo Sabres fights with Matt Cooke (24) of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period at HSBC Arena on Dec. 11, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. The Penguins' won 5-2 over the Sabres.
George Parros (16) of the Anaheim Ducks fights with Matt Martin (17) of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. Both players ended up in the penalty box for five minutes as the Islanders beat Ducks 3-2.
Zack Stortini (46) of the Edmonton Oilers fights with Brandon Prust (8) of the New York Rangers, during at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 14, 2010 in New York City. This game featured several fights and New York's Brandon Dubinsky was ejected after getting involved in the scrum while on the bench.
Michael Sauer (38) of the New York Rangers fights with Matt Hendricks (26) of the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 9, 2010 in New York City. Hendricks' third-period goal gave the Capitals their first lead and rallied Washington to a 5-3 victory.
New Jersey Devils center Adam Mair knocks down San Jose Sharks center Jamal Mayers during a fight in the first period in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. The game had another lengthy fight late in second period with the Sharks wing Ryane Clowe and Devils defenseman Matthew Corrente. San Jose won 5-2.