Capitals, Ducks brawl as Washington extends lead late in second period

Kevin Brown

Drop your gloves and toss those helmets!

The first good fight of the Capitals season has graced Capital One Arena Monday night as Washington hosted the Anaheim Ducks. Brendan Leipsic was one of the main instigators after some aggression boiled over from the previous faceoff. 

Thankfully for Capitals fans, Chandler Stephenson calmly finished in front of the goal to extend the lead to 3-0 while the Ducks were too busy fighting in the corner. 

A few of the Ducks defenders teamed up on Leipsic following his vicious hip-check away from the action. While Stephenson cashed in, other Caps came to Leipsic's defense. 

Garnet Hathaway was assessed a match penalty for the fight's only ejection, most likely because he spit at an Anaheim player. There were 11 total penalties given to five different players. 

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Capitals, Ducks brawl as Washington extends lead late in second period originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington