Thursday, January 10, 2008

Russian league bench brawl

Who says Russians are soft?

That's Ak Bars and Traktor of the Russian Super League going at it. When was the lasts time you saw a bench clearing brawl in the NHL?

Thanks to James Mirtle for unearthing the video. The ever present 'anonymous' left this game recap in the comments:
It happened with 26 seconds left in the game. The score was 7-5 Ak Bars Kazan (the team in white) over Traktor Chelyabinsk (the team in black) in Kazan and Traktor had pulled their goalie.

The brawl resulted in 338 minutes in penalties (game misconducts count for 20 minutes in Russia). The goalie skating to the bench without his jersey and the cut face is former Buffalo/Vancouver goalie Mika Noronen, who got five for fighting and a game misconduct. Four roughing minors, ten majors for fighting, two misconducts, and 13 game misconducts.

Total PIM for the game - 378, a new two-team, single game record for the Russian Superliga.

The box can be found here.


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