Thursday night's game between the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings didn't lack entertainment.
The Bruins overcame a 1-0 deficit and won 5-2 thanks to David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic both scoring two goals. Brad Marchand also found the back of the net as Boston's opened its three-game California road trip on the right foot.
Frederic didn't just make a difference offensively, he also used his fists to send a message to the Kings.
Frederic credits this person for his career-best season with Bruins
The Bruins forward dropped the gloves with Kings forward Brendan Lemieux and they engaged in one of the NHL's best fights of the 2022-23 season.
Check out the tussle in the video below:
Lemieux, much like his dad Claude, is an easy guy for players to dislike. This fight was actually the third between Lemieux and Frederic since the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
"He was kinda running around in the first (period), so I definitely thought about it," Frederic told NESN postgame when asked about the fight. "When he came up to me, I can't ever say no to him. I'm not a big fan of him, so every chance I get, I try to do it."
The Bruins have 14 fights this season, which is tied for the fourth-most in the league. They had 21 all of last season.