Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/28/13

Dan Boyle and Corey Perry got into a good old punch-flinging fight in Wednesday night’s Avalanche-Sharks game, but the scrap hardly had the best punch of the night. While Boyle and Perry duked it out in the third period and got their respective penalty minutes, the real fun came a few minutes before, when the Sharks went up 4-0. As San Jose took off down the ice on an odd-man rush, Perry found the need to go to great lengths to stop the Avalanche attack — and offered up a pretty cheap shot in doing so. Perry got himself ahead of Boyle as they raced down the ice and hauled off on the Sharks blue-liner, punching him right before San Jose converted the goal. The Boyle-instigated fight a few minutes later was just good measure after that shot. Check out the Boyle-Perry fight in the video below, then see the Perry sucker punch that started it in the video below that.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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