Ah, I told you the fisticuffs would start flying, folks. We had three brawls going at one time:
Steve Ott and Jordin Tootoo got it going first, then Sean Avery and Dan Hamhuis started fighting along the boards near the Stars bench. At the same time, B.J. Crombeen and Greg De Vries were battling in the corner.
Here's the final tally of the penalties:
Ott a double-minor roughing
Avery and Hamhuis each five for fighting and a game misconduct
Crombeen and De Vries each five.
Wow. Messy. And by the way, Mark Fistric took a penalty and Jason Arnott, from right on the goal doorstep, put the Preds up 2-1.