Olympic hockey scuffles

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Despite there being a zero tolerance for fighting in international matches, scuffles between players still erupt during these heated games. Olympic linesmen have to keep these passionate hockey players from knocking out each other’s teeth. Take a look at some of the best photos of players getting heated in Sochi.

A linesman breaks up a fight between Slovenia defenseman Ziga Pavlin, left, and Slovakia forward Tomas Jurco period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A linesman breaks up a fight between Slovenia defenseman Ziga Pavlin, left, and Slovakia forward Tomas Jurco period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A linesman breaks up a fight between Slovenia defenseman Ziga Pavlin, left, and Slovakia forward Tomas Jurco period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Russia defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev and USA forward Ryan Callahan shove each other in the first period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Photos of the day - February 15, 2014
Russia defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev and USA forward Ryan Callahan shove each other in the first period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sarah Forster #3 of Switzerland fights with Lauriane Rougeau #5 of Canada during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Game on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Women's Ice Hockey - Canada vs Switzerland
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Sarah Forster #3 of Switzerland fights with Lauriane Rougeau #5 of Canada during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Game on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Referees break up a scuffle between Austria forward Daniel Welser (20) and Finland forward Lauri Korpikoski in the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Referees break up a scuffle between Austria forward Daniel Welser (20) and Finland forward Lauri Korpikoski in the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Referees break up a scuffle between Austria forward Daniel Welser (20) and Finland forward Lauri Korpikoski in the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Evgeny Medvedev #82 of Russia fights with Ryan Callahan #24 of United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 8 - United States v Russia
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Evgeny Medvedev #82 of Russia fights with Ryan Callahan #24 of United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The referee breaks up a scuffle between Team Canada and Team Finland that resulted in two penalties against Canada during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Canada beats Finland 3-0 in Olympic women's hockey
The referee breaks up a scuffle between Team Canada and Team Finland that resulted in two penalties against Canada during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A linesman breaks up a scuffle between Sweden forward Patrik Berglund, left, and Czech Republic forward David Krejci in the first period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A linesman breaks up a scuffle between Sweden forward Patrik Berglund, left, and Czech Republic forward David Krejci in the first period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A linesman breaks up a scuffle between Sweden forward Patrik Berglund, left, and Czech Republic forward David Krejci in the first period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Referee jumps in to break up a scuffle between Sweden and Finland players during the second period of their women's ice hockey playoffs quarter-final game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY OLYMPICS)
Referee jumps in to break up a scuffle between Sweden and Finland players during the second period of their women's ice hockey playoffs quarter-final game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
Referee jumps in to break up a scuffle between Sweden and Finland players during the second period of their women's ice hockey playoffs quarter-final game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY OLYMPICS)
Officials move in to break up a scuffle after a collision by a player from Norway with Austria goaltender Mathias Lange period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Officials move in to break up a scuffle after a collision by a player from Norway with Austria goaltender Mathias Lange period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Officials move in to break up a scuffle after a collision by a player from Norway with Austria goaltender Mathias Lange period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Evgeny Medvedev #82 of Russia fights with Ryan Callahan #24 of United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 8 - United States v Russia
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Evgeny Medvedev #82 of Russia fights with Ryan Callahan #24 of United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
A linesman breaks up a scuffle between Czech Republic forward Martin Erat (91) and Sweden forward Henrik Zetterberg in the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A linesman breaks up a scuffle between Czech Republic forward Martin Erat (91) and Sweden forward Henrik Zetterberg in the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A linesman breaks up a scuffle between Czech Republic forward Martin Erat (91) and Sweden forward Henrik Zetterberg in the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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