On the ensuing faceoff Matt Hendricks fought Zac Rinaldo. Both forwards received five-minute majors for fighting and game misconduct penalties because the fisticuffs ensued before the puck had been dropped for the faceoff.
“They said they fought before the puck drop,” Oates said. “But when you watch the replay, I think they got tricked in a sense because the two centermen went like there was a draw – it was like a false start – he was kicking one of them out. But I think they reacted to the two centermen moving.”