OT because it is the Russian League. Features Jagr fighting (?!) and the game getting called because everyone ends up in the box. Sometimes I miss the old Red Wings-Avs games when Claude the Turtle was hunted without mercy.
good luck with that
I can now cross this off my "Things I Must Remember To Look For On YouTube" list.
check out the rosters of those two teams if you get a chance. Certainly not a bunch of goons going at it, but very talented young guys with very bright futures in the NHL. Thats part of what made this brawl special, and made World Juniors as important as it is today.
The Russian's were rivals with everybody during the Cold War (except the Cubans, Chinese, Vietnamese, North Koreans and other communist nations).
I love seeing the pairing up during the bench clearing.... you see guys passing certain players to find someone "in the their own weight class"... then you see two guys pair up and beat the crap out of each other... and see two other guys basically holding on to each other as they watch the fighters go at it.
And, I noticed that everyone had Jagr-Hockey-hair.
Notice, that when everyone is out on the ice fighting, the starting and back-up goalies pair off...and do nothing!
That's awesome, it looks like it's out of the movie Slapshot.
Here's one of my favorite brawls, Probie mashing Blues. Chevy and Cujo squaring off.