FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Arron Asham, left, lands a punch to the face of Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle (83) during a third-period fight in an NHL hockey game in... more 
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Arron Asham, left, lands a punch to the face of Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle (83) during a third-period fight in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. The first-of-its-kind statistical analysis of the sport confirms the dirty little secret coaches and players have known since the dawn of the NHL. There is no more readily available, sure-fire way to shift the momentum of a game than to send one of your players out to start a fight. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gene J. Puskar, File
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