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“Would Have Killed Him”: Crucial Game Between Senators and Red Wings Takes a Violent Turn, Leading to Fans’ Displeasure

Published 02/28/2023, 12:50 PM EST

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Monday’s game at the Canadian Tire Center witnessed another intense fistfight between players. The Ottawa Senators won the final match with a 6-2 score against the Detroit Red Wings. However, a particular event in between has strongly gripped fans’ attention. Senators’ right winger, Alexander DeBrincat was involved in a mid-game tussle with Red Wings defenseman, Moritz Seider.

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Moreover, it has left fans divided on the mishap as they took to the comments section to chip in, per a Facebook post. Let’s find out what the fans are saying. 

Fans react to the DeBrincat-Seider brawl


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As per the social media update by Sportsnet, the 25-year-old winger was tackling his puck when Seider shoved him from behind. Thus, the attack led to a momentary confrontation with DeBrincat clawing on the latter’s jersey and furiously jostling him. Although Seider didn’t really react to the tussle after his initial push, he dropped his hockey stick mid-crisis. Fans witnessing the scene were utterly displeased and visibly took sides in the comments. 

“Mo would have killed him”


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“I see why he is a back up goalie”

“DeBrincat rag-dolled him!”

“Seider better have taken a number at least!”

“Seider looked like a bobble head.”

“Mo got that from matthews”

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However, most of them pointed out their evident height difference, denoting DeBrincat as an easy catch. While some also criticized Seider for not taking advantage of his big physique and showing the opponent his place. On a similar note, the match between Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers last month, turned into a warzone after three fierce brawls sparked off within 15 seconds. 

Series of fights in the Wild-Flyers game

The initial phase of the brawl was ignited by the big guys of either team. Ryan Reaves went against Nic Deslauries in the first half itself. Followed by a corner face-off between Mason Shaw and Wade Allison. It was a tough day at work for the referees. 


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The third and final fight revealed Zach MacEwen landing punches at Marcus Foligno, while the audience roared in unison. It was a marked mid-game scenario that the NHL community won’t be forgetting anytime soon. 


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The ice-hockey sphere has already observed numerous fights this year, and it’s only February. There are high possibilities that this season will be overwhelmed with several more quirks. What do you think? Let us know

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Written by:

Tiyasa Biswas


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Tiyasa is a US Sports author for Essentially Sports. She charts her journey in the sporting world right from her childhood. A basketball player all through her high school and college days, Tiyasa looks up to Michael Jordan as her idol, and reveres the Mamba Mindset.
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Anupama Ghosh