WATCH: Hockey fight turns ugly during Oilers/Flames game.
During yesterday’s Oilers/Flames contest, the Oilers’ Luke Gazdic and the Flames’ Kevin Westgarth got into what appeared to be an evenly matched fight. Despite the imminent danger the participants are in during a fight, it is still one of the more exciting things that takes place during a hockey game.
That is, until something goes wrong and a player is hit the wrong way, lands the wrong way, or the fight is allowed to go on too long. It appeared all three of these elements were present when Gazdic landed a flush shot on Wesgarth, putting him down for the count as Westgarth’s head also bounced off the ice. Luckily, Westgarth was fine after the game, but it still looked scary when it happened: