No wonder why he got his face broken in the KHL. I understand that sometimes in the heat of the action you can lose it or sometime some dumb gigantic defensemen just jump you and you have no choice to defend yourself but still.
Why would Emelin try to pretend as if he can fight? You'd think he's trying every single time and then figure out at the beginning of each one that he finally can't....
Oh and we don't know what Kane's intention were...but it looked really bad.
The helmet swing didn't bother me - likely got caught around his wrist as he was throwing a punch. It's the throwing of punches before Emelin dropped his gloves. I think he was still holding his stick when the first punch was thrown.