Fistfights aren’t uncommon on weekend nights in Springfield, Mass., but they’re usually reserved for the entertainment district up on Worthington Street, not necessarily down on Main Street where the MassMutual Center is located.
That changed Friday night when the Springfield Falcons and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers squared off in AHL action. The two clubs, two Northeast Division rivals, turned back the clock Friday, with a black-and-blue ode to the good old days of the Springfield Indians at the Springfield Civic Center.
The division-leading Falcons pasted the Sound Tigers 5-2, but the real fireworks came with the fists. The two teams combined for an absurd 244 penalty minutes, with things getting completely out of hand in the third period. There were a ridiculous 214 penalty minutes assessed in the game’s final period.
Oh, and making the night even more memorable for the home crowd was that Springfield’s Andrew Joudrey scored on a penalty shot. Not a bad little night at the rink for the paying customers.
Check out the gongshow in the video below (stick tap to Puck Daddy). Business really starts to pick up at the 2:45 mark.