New York policemen, firefighters brawl at hockey game (video)

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There was a fight Sunday and a hockey game broke out … the only problem is that this wasn’t any ordinary hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. It was a 41-year-old charity event. Featuring New York City policemen. Against New York City firefighters.

In a story line straight out of “Rescue Me,” benches cleared and the game was delayed 25 minutes.

“It was reminiscent of the old-time Rangers-Flyers games in the mid-’70s,” an unidentified NYPD cop told the New York Post. “I was waiting for [Philadelphia's enforcer] Dave Schultz to come out on the ice.”

Only, we repeat, this was a game between firefighters and law-enforcement officers. There were a number of skirmishes that preceded the brawl, which broke out when the score was 3-3. NYPD won, 8-5. There’s video here showing a “PD [stinks] chant breaking out.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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