Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 3/7/12

Since NHL fans haven't seen a good bench-clearing brawl in years, we have to travel overseas to find one. Here's a beauty from the Austrian Hockey League, also known as the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (sponsorships). It took place Tuesday in the first round of their playoffs in a game between KHL Medveščak Zagreb and EC KAC. We don't have much background other than what was provided in a write-up on Eurohockey.com, which reads:

"Third goal made home team players nervous and Banham’s rough check against head caused a mass brawl in 40th minute. Manny players from both teams fought on the ice and even Kristan and Chiodo performed a boxing match. Referees decided to end the second period without allowing teams to play remaining 18 seconds in it. Tensions were somehow calmed down during the intermission. Refs decided to give KAC players all together 106 minutes of penalties and Medvescak players total of 133 minutes for the mass brawl."

I think the broken English was trying to say was that the fight was pretty big. And while the haymakers were a-plenty, I don't think the amount came close to the number of advertisements you'll see.

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