In last night’s pre-season game between the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils, Gallant and Krys Barch dropped the gloves three times (!). They each received an automatic game misconduct after the third tilt.
It was their second fight of the night that is going viral. According to HockeyFights.com, “starting this season players that remove their own helmet before a fight will receive a minor penalty.” So Gallant and Barch made the ingenious decision to remove the other’s helmet.
Puck Daddy and Deadspin also have details on the fight. The YouTube clip already has over 12,000 views.
Gallant has four fights in pre-season action this year. You can check out all those on HockeyFights.com.