At the tail-end of a 4-1 drubbing administered by the skillful hands of the Montreal Canadiens, Evander Kane had reached his boiling point. In a scrum against the boards, Kane and Habs defenceman Alexei Emelin traded elbows before both players dropped the their gloves to fight.
Then then things got crazy.
It appears as though Kane violently removes Emelin's helmet and then swings it wildly in the Russian's direction. Fortunately, reinforced plastic didn't hit cranium and Emelin walked away unscathed, save for a few good lumps administered by the right hand of Kane.
Kane was assessed an additional ten minute misconduct for his actions before being ejected from the contest. On Twitter, there was initial disbelief as to what had taken place:
Did Evander Kane just take a swing with Alexei Emelin's helmet in his hand during that fight?— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) April 5, 2013
Did Kane hit Emelin with helmet? #nhljets— gary lawless (@garylawless) April 5, 2013
The question now becomes whether or not Kane faces any supplemental discipline for his actions.