Off the opening draw of the second period in last night's Canucks-Kings game in Los Angeles, Kings captain Dustin Brown and Canucks center Ryan Kesler fought each other.
Normally, a fight between two heated rivals would be a pretty standard occurrence. What made this fight a bit peculiar is the fact that Brown and Kesler will be teammates (and possibly linemates) next month for the United States in the Olympics at Sochi.
Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, who will serve as the United States' coach, was asked his thoughts on the fight earlier today:
"I haven’t seen it. I was still recovering from the [Penguins’ Western Canada] road trip so I didn’t turn on that game. I did however this morning hear all about that game. We had a scout at the game who gave Dustin Brown a five in the game which is the highest rating you can get in the game. He talked about the battle. His comment was, ‘If this is what Team USA will do to each other, then wait until they get Canada on the other side.’ Yeah, I heard about it. I haven’t seen it quite yet. I did hear and get the report that Dustin and all the Olympians were really good in that game.”