Ward completed his hat trick by beating Ray Emery at 5:23 of the third period. Eight seconds later, a brawl broke out that included a fight between Emery and (Braden) Holtby. The brawl resulted in eight fighting majors; Emery, who had replaced starter Steve Mason in the second period, received one of them to go with two minors, a misconduct and a game misconduct.
Four other players -- the Capitals' Steve Oleksy and Alexander Urbom and the Flyers' Vincent Lecavalier and Brayden Schenn -- were given fighting majors and game misconducts.
Emery in particular, went nuts, and punched Holtby in the back of the head several times. Here's video of the fighting:
Crazy stuff, and you'd have to think that Emery, the backup goaltender for the 2012-2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, may be facing a suspension.
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