Who’s in the mood for a good old-fashioned face-pulping?
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.
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.
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 blood...it's...uh...Worcestershire sauce...yeah.