VIDEO: Goalie Fight, Eight Goals Highlight Second Period Of Bruins Vs. Canadiens Game

If there were an award for "Best Period of Hockey Ever," tonight's just-completed second period between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens might be in the running. 

The two Original Six rivals looked like actual rivals again tonight, and the second period really did have it all. A total of eight goals were scored in the 20 minute session. Montreal tied the game at 2-2 on back-to-back goals early in the period, but by the end, Boston took the lead back on three separate occasions.

From the 11:01 mark to the 12:48 mark -- a span of 1:17 -- the Habs and B's combined for four of those eight goals. But that wasn't even the half of it. Yes, the headline is correct. For the second time in 11 days (!), there was a goalie fight in the NHL.

As you can see at the start of that beautiful Jack Edwards-adorned video, Tim Thomas and Carey Price dropped the gloves as part of an all-out, old-fashioned line brawl that left five Canadiens and six Bruins in the penalty box. Funny pictures after the jump!

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Yes, those are six Bruins in the box. Here's a look at the score sheet.

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Yes, there's still a period left in this game as of this writing. 

UPDATE: It wasn't over after one! Here's a recap (with video!) of all the carnage: 192 penalty minutes in all.

For more, check in with our Bruins blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder, and our Canadiens blog, Habs Eyes On The Prize.

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