Carle was willing to fight, as was Gaborik. I don't have a problem with that, but you don't punch a guy who's laying on the ice like that.
And you're not supposed to fight star players regardless. At least that's the Code. Carle hit the deck, I don't think he was looking to fight. Powe and Walker were into it and Shelley was on the ice. He risks a game misconduct if any of the other scraps were called fighting.
And now the moron commentators act like something else will happen in the game. Last thing Laviolette wants a bunch of shenanigans to ensue and have this become a special teams battle and give the Rangers chances to get back into the game.
Avery also fought Hartnell in that game, so it's not like he's ONLY going for guys who have never fought before.