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Mike Brown and Aaron Volpatti Engage in Bloody, Face-Destroying Hockey Fight

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJanuary 17, 2017

Who’s in the mood for a good old-fashioned face-pulping?

If you raised your hand, feel free to tuck into this nasty little bit of handiwork that went down during Tuesday night's game between the San Jose Sharks and the Washington Capitals.

Redeye_jedi_(h/t Ramin Rezvani of Next Impulse Sports) spotted the fight, which looked less like a fist fight and more like a pair of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots on methedrine.

The fracas began after a faceoff in the first period, with the Capitals' Aaron Volpatti and the Sharks' Mike Brown dropping the gloves and engaging in jaw-mashing combat.

Mike Brown and Aaron Volpatti throwing bombs tonight in Washington. #SJSharks #Capitals

— NHLEXPERTPICKS.COM (@NHLexpertpicks) January 15, 2014

Fittingly enough, the media booth at the Verizon Center began playing the theme song from Mortal Kombat as the fists—and blood—started to fly.

It was a classic case of two guys standing there, punching each other square in the face. A solid five seconds of the fight consisted of unguarded fists to the nose. There was no "defense" here, as each player swung away hoping the other would crumble first.

The throwdown ended with Volpatti taking Brown to the ground and the two being separated. Each headed off to their respective penalty boxes with less blood and more laundry.

Some oil leaked after Mike Brown fought Aaron Volpatti #sjsharks #caps

— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) January 15, 2014

Brown was leaking enough oil to merit some in-game dry cleaning, and he stripped his jersey off to be scoured in the team’s locker room. Volpatti had a solid red stream flowing from his nose as he skated off as well.

Brown's Sharks were able to take one on the road, beating the Capitals 2-1. 


It’s not's...uh...Worcestershire sauce...yeah.


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