Marc-Andre Fleury and Peter Budaj try to fight

Marc-Andre Fleury and Peter Budaj were ready to square off in a goalie right, until the referees put a stop to it.

The Pittsburgh Penguins were well on their way to a blowout 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night when we nearly had our second goalie fight of the NHL season.

During a skirmish around the crease that featured Brandon Prust trying to punch Brooks Orpik in the face, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj decided they were going to join in after yelling at each other across the ice.


The only people that weren't willing were the referees and linesmen as they stepped in to stop the fight before it started.

After what happened with Ray Emery and Braden Holtby earlier this season that's probably what the NHL wants to see in these situations when goalies try to go at each other.

Fleury and Budaj were each given two-minute minors for leaving their crease.

Orpik and Prust each received 10-minute misconducts (Orpik was also given a game misconduct) for their involvement at the other end of the ice.

Budaj relieved Montreal starter Carey Price in the second period following Pittsburgh's fifth goal.

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