When you’re getting your ass kicked, emotions can get the best of you — even for the professionals.
At the 6:18 mark of the third period, Jets forward Bryan Little potted one home to make it 6-2 Winnipeg. Immediately after, Wild defenceman Kyle Quincey had enough of what had been a rough night for him and his Minnesota teammates, grabbing the Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers and inciting what appeared to be a massive 10-man, schoolyard pile-on brawl.
When the dust finally settled, two Jets — Ehlers and Dustin Byfuglien — and the Wild’s Chris Stewart got two-minute minors, while Quincey was given four minutes for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct.
Check out the whole kerfuffle in the video at the top of this post.
Winnipeg ended up winning the game 7-2.