Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/20/13

Yes, they raised money for breast cancer research. No, they did not do much to improve the trajectory of greater mankind. An AHL game between the Blackhawks’ Rockford IceHogs and the Red Wings’ Grand Rapids Griffins devolved into quite the scrum on Saturday night. Rockford was losing, 6-3, and had just taken a bunch of penalties when fights began to break out. The fighting didn’t end until 13 game misconducts and several other penalties were assessed. Rockford ended up losing 11-6, but it got a point across — and, on a night when the players were clad in pink, people will remember the price they could pay if they don’t step up for some breast cancer research. Check it out in the video below, with a hat tip to Puck Daddy.

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

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