The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild have never really liked each other. Back during the 2012-13 season, they were already going hard against each other.
Just over 30 seconds into the game, and already the play got chippy. Wild skater Tom Gilbert gave Avalanche center John Mitchell one too many jabs, and Mitchell responded. He strong-armed Gilbert and shoved him over into the Minnesota net. They continued to tangle.
Of course, Minnesota Wild skater Cal Clutterbuck tried to clutch and grab an already engaged John Mitchell.
Behind the net, Avalanche defenseman Ryan O’Byrne and Wild defenseman Justin Faulk square off. Though big boys, neither is a seasoned fighter, so the dance is a short one.