Just about 12 minutes into the first period of the 2011 Winter Classic, Mike Rupp of the Penguins and John Erskine of the Capitals dropped the gloves in one of the most entertaining fights of the season. Both players threw several solid punches and each landed a few as well.
The tussle went on for a strong 30 seconds or so, and we'll call the decision a draw. You can be your own judge. Video:
It's the second fight in Winter Classic history. Dan Carcillo of the Flyers fought Shawn Thornton of the Bruins a year ago at Boston's Fenway Park.