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Watch: Flyers’ Deslauriers, Rangers’ Rempe Trade Bombs in Insane Fight



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You would have been a fool not to have expected a big fight (or two!) in Saturday’s Philadelphia Flyers game against the New York Rangers.

Well, less than five minutes in, we got one of the best hockey fights we’ve seen all season.

Flyers winger Nick Deslauriers was seen jawing with New York Rangers youngster Matt Rempe before puck drop, and sure enough, those two dropped the gloves and traded some bombs. See for yourself.

I have to say, Rempe probably won this one on behalf of the Rangers. The 6-foot-7 rookie had a size and reach advantage over the Flyers’ Deslauriers, which, quite frankly, is not something you hear every day.

Both players were intent on seeing the fight through, making this one of the longest and most spirited fights hockey has had in quite a while.

Rempe now has 27 penalty minutes to his name and only 9:56 in ice time to show for it. He was ejected against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night after only 13 seconds, and got into a fight with Deslauriers only nine seconds into Saturday’s game.

When the Flyers played the Rangers on Nov. 24, Garnet Hathaway got himself into two fights. The first was with veteran forward Barclay Goodrow, and the second was with rookie Will Cuylle. Suffice to say, these two sides have some history this year. And it’s not the friendly kind of history.

Deslauriers’s last fight was on Feb. 15 when he fought Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Simon Benoit in an overtime loss. This was his ninth fight of this season, and 36th in total over the last three seasons.

This is the second straight game with a fight for the Flyers; Nick Seeler fought Reese Johnson on Wednesday.

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