Bears-Pens Scuffle in Warm Ups, Pens Tie Series 2-2

Photo: @siena812

The Capitals-Penguins series is not the only battle going on between the two franchises. As many may know, the two team’s minor league affiliates are also currently butting heads in the AHL playoffs. Tonight’s game 4 contest got off to an unfriendly start….before the first puck-drop.

According to game reporters, the Bears’ Liam O’Brien may have initiated the incident by skating over the red-line during warm-ups. As a result, the Penguins Tom Sestito took a whack at O’Brien with his stick. This led to a scuffle at center ice between the two teams.

Photos: @nasnefs

Other accounts of the incident have the Pen’s Tom Sestito initiating the entire disturbance. More photos of the incident can be found at Chocolate Hockey.


As for the game, Wikes-Barre/Scranton’s Kael Mouillierat would notch the overtime game-winner, tying the series 2-2, heading back to Hershey for game 6 on Wednesday night.


Following the game, the Penguins Tom Sestito declared his dislike for the Bears’ Liam O’Brien: “he’s  a coward”, “I have zero respect for that guy”.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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