By the time Game 6 rolled around on Tuesday, the Sens held a 3-2 lead in the series and were looking to stage a huge upset. The Rangers were the number one seed in the Eastern Conference and were one of the best teams throughout the whole regular season.
Tensions finally boiled over with about 5 minutes left in the first period, Ottawa carrying a 1-0 lead. Brandon Prust had been pestering the Sens’ known pugilist Chris Neil for most of the game. He kept asking for Neil to go and he got his wish:
You have to give it to Prust. He was definitely outmatched, but that didn’t stop him from dropping the gloves.
Also? The part where a Neil punch sends Prust’s helmet flying? One of my favorite moments of the post season so far.