At 6:40 into the middle stanza of Saturday’s Hershey Bears vs. Providence Bruins game at Giant Center some fireworks ensued. There was a scrum by the boards that began to escalate. With the Bruins leading 4-0, tempers were flaring and the Bears needed a spark. Officials were trying to break up the players from both teams but they forgot two other players on the ice: the goalies on both sides.
Pheonix Copley and Bruins goaltender Jordan Binnington left their respective creases, met up right in front of their teammates, exchanged some words and then drifted back towards center ice. Each goalie dropped their gloves and took their masks off and away they went.
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That brief fight gave the Bears the spark that they needed. Hershey answered with two goals in the second period to cut their four-goal deficit to two.
This wasn’t the first time the Capitals organization had a goalie involved in a fight. Back on November 1, 2013 in a contest between the Capitals and the Flyers, Braden Holtby went up against Ray Emery.
By Michael Marzzacco