ANIMATED: Troy Brouwer And Johnny Boychuk Tussle, Bruins Mascot 'Blades' Approves

Game 5 of the Bruins and Capitals first-round series has been rather chippy, with Washington's Troy Brouwer mixing it up in each of the first two periods. Brouwer was sent to the box in the first period after he and Daniel Paille were whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. In the second period, Brouwer got into it with Bruins' defenseman Johnny Boychuk, as the two got tangled up on the ice and continued to scuffle once they got to their feet. The Bruins' fuzzy mascot, "Blades," approved of the action as he hilariously made a cameo along the glass as the two had to be separated. An animated gif of the scuffle and the mascot's approval after the jump:

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