You may recall the epic brawl between Avangard Omsk and Chekhov Vityaz that took place last January during the KHL regular season. Perhaps a refresher is in order?
The brawl resulted in a series of fines for both teams, and we all moved on. Or so it seemed; the teams met again on Thursday and there was no shortage of proverbial fireworks this time around. The game got out of hand early resulting in a first period skirmish before several fights broke out late in the third period when the game was much closer.
It wasn’t quite the bench-clearing brawl from the first time around, but there was obviously enough residual bad blood to spark this flurry of fights:
The KHL can provide some fairly entertaining offensive hockey, but man, things can get pretty electric over there when fists start flying.
(Stick tap Russian Hockey Fans for the find)