The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers line brawl
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Matt Rempe and seven players ejected after massive line brawl

Published April 3, 2024 at 7:25 PM

It was a scene straight out of a hockey fan's wildest dreams – a line brawl right at puck drop between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. Gloves were off, fists were flying, and the crowd was on their feet as chaos erupted on the ice.

In one corner, we had Kurtis MacDermid from the Devils, squaring off against Matt Rempe from the Rangers. Over in another corner, Kevin Bahl traded blows with Barclay Goodrow, while Curtis Lazar tangled with Vesey. The intensity didn't stop there – John Marino went toe-to-toe with K'Andre Miller, and Tierney duked it out with Trouba.

With fists flying and players tangled up in the heat of the moment, even the coaches couldn't contain their emotions. Devils coach Travis Green and Rangers coach Peter Laviolette were seen exchanging words amidst the chaos, adding fuel to the fire.

In the end, a total of 10 players were caught up in the fracas. Game misconducts were handed out left and right, with MacDermid, Bahl, Marino, and Tierney from the Devils, and Rempe, Goodrow, Miller, and Trouba from the Rangers all sent to the showers early.

The refs later determined that the scrap between Lazar and Vesey was the initial altercation, with the rest of the players joining in as secondary altercations unfolded.

It was a brawl for the ages, reminding fans why they love the raw energy and intensity of hockey.

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Matt Rempe and seven players ejected after massive line brawl

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