The Minnesota Wild traveled to Tampa to take on the Lightning and it didn’t take long for them to drop their gloves.
About halfway through the first period, Wild defenseman Jacob Middleton and Lightning winger Nick Paul got hit.
The pair hit the Tour on center ice, trading punches and Middleton, 27, who signed a three-year extension with Wilde last summer, landed some hard blows.
Paul fought back with several shots of his own, but Middleton appeared to have the upper hand and Paul finally sat down after about 25 seconds of fistfighting.
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The first period ended 0-0, with 25-16-4 Wilds and 29-15-1 Lightnings evenly matched. Wild entered the game with two straight losses.