Video: Fight erupts between Penguins and Capitals inside Pittsburgh’s bench
It didn’t take long for tempers to flare between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals on Wednesday’s rivalry night.
Just before the midway point of the first period, a brawl broke out between the two teams -- inside the Pittsburgh bench. Everything calmed down pretty quickly. When the period ended, the Penguins had a 2-1 lead. All that came out of that: Eight penalty minutes, all for roughing minors, with Tom Wilson and Steve Downie in the thick of things.