This is the fight that had to happen. Colorado Avalanche energy player Cody McLeod had to drop the gloves with one-time Avalanche — and then-current Wild villain — Chris Stewart.
This fight came in the final game of the five-game series between the two teams. It was preceded by the tension-filled fourth game that culminated in Cody McLeod rushing Mikael Granlund, and Gabriel Landeskog punching Mikko Koivu.
The fight happened just 40 seconds into the game. It had been building for quite awhile, so it didn’t take long.
This is a long but mostly unexciting fight. Not that it changed either man’s fighting style, but the two are actually accounted as friends.