Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33), of Sweden, left wing Daniel Sedin (22), of Sweden, and defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) assist linesman Brad Lazarowich out of the Canucks bench after being knocked in there by New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) and Vancouver Canucks left wing Tom Sestito (29) as they fight for control of the puck during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
2013 NHL fights
Ice hockey is one of the most violent sports around. Fighting is part of the game and NHL players have to be ready to hold their own on the ice. Catch photos of the brawls from around the NHL.