Mattias Ekholm

WATCH: Penalty Boxes Fill Up In Nashville

*NOTE: The in-game microphones picked up some colorful language. Some may find it inappropriate.*

Saturday night’s blowout between the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets saw it all. It saw the largest victory margin in the NHL this season, a 7-0 win for the Predators and as many penalty minutes — if not more — than some teams have all season long.

Before watching what happened and seeing the hilarity, let’s build up to what happened. The Predators were up 5-0 in the third thanks to an opening frame that saw Nashville scored four goals on nine shots. The Winnipeg rush was blown dead due to an offside, and that’s when an unwritten rule was broken.

Jets forward Mark Scheifele put the puck in the Nashville net well after the whistle, leading to a lot of unhappy players. The first player to go after Scheifele was defenseman Ryan Ellis, and that resulted in everyone getting involved. And because of the fact that teams were in the middle of a line change, there were far more players on the ice than usual.

Now it clearly wasn’t the most intense altercation between two teams in a one-sided game, but the end result was nevertheless funny. After the penalties were sorted out — almost all of which being unsportsmanlike conduct infractions — there were 13 penalties in total called as a result of the scrum. That led to 12 players in the penalty boxes that aren’t made to hold that many people. It ended up looking like a packed clown car.

When the game was over, 35 penalties had been handed out, totaling a whopping 156 minutes. Even Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne got in on the penalty action for leaving the crease to join the “fun”.

The full penalty listing for the altercation can be found below:

Nashville Pekka Rinne – Leaving the Crease – 2 minutes (Served by James Neal)
Nashville Colin Wilson – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Nashville Mattias Ekholm – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Nashville Mike Fisher – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Nashville James Neal – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Nashville Miikka Salomaki – Cross-checking – 2 minutes
Nashville Ryan Ellis – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Winnipeg Mark Scheifele – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Winnipeg Blake Wheeler – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Winnipeg Jacob Trouba – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Winnipeg Drew Stafford – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Winnipeg Andrew Copp – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes
Winnipeg Mark Stuart – Unsportsmanlike conduct – 2 minutes

Jack Eichel Sabres

THW Video: Jack Eichel Speaks With The Media

It’s no secret that Jack Eichel has been the center of attention at this year’s Buffalo Sabres Prospect Development Camp at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. After all, he was the number two overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, and is expected to be a major player for the Sabres going forward.

Other than his stint with Team USA at the World Championships earlier this year, the development camp has been the first taste of professional hockey for the 18-year old from Boston; his first taste of what his coaches expect from him going forward.

Thursday proved to be the toughest on-ice session of the week due it being more conditioning and testing than any individual skill drills. Still, it was important for players to show what they can do in these types of situations, including speed, acceleration and cutting.

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Eichel spoke with the media after the session, giving his thoughts on conditioning, what he’s learned during his first week with the Sabres, his teammates and the anticipated record crowd for the team’s Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Friday Night.

For more on the Buffalo Sabres and their prospect camp, keep it locked to The Hockey Writers.