Twitter Reaction To Leafs/Sabres Brawl

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres participated in one of the most notorious preseason NHL hockey game of all time last night. Midway through the 3rd period, all heck broke lose in the Air Canada Centre when Sabres’ enforcer John Scott decided to mug Leafs star goal scorer Phil Kessel. Perhaps social media and the Leafs have never been relevant at the same time before, or maybe this was actually a huge moment in preseason history – either way, the Twitter reactions were numerous.


Former Leaf winger and current radio personality, Jeff O’Neill Tweeted a funny image of Phil Kessel looking like ‘Bubbles’ from the Canadian television show “Trailer Park Boys.”


Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, who readily fought Leafs’ recently acquired net minder Jonathan Bernier showed his lighter side on Twitter after the game with the following comment:


Colorado Avalanche star Matt Duchene posted a video of the Leafs/Sabres melee.


Former NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes Tweeted the following:


Twitter was jam packed with comments and post game quotes from the brawl, as well.


No one likes to see a player get hurt. The Leafs/Sabres blowup was caused by a fight that occurred earlier in the 3rd period between two minor leaguers hoping to crack their respective NHL club rosters. Sabres Corey Tropp and Leafs Jamie Devane went toe-to-toe only minutes before the line brawl ensued. The Sabres hopeful took a stiff shot to the face from Devane, as refs stepped in to break up the fight. Tropp of the Sabres appeared to be out cold for a moment. When he rose to his feet, his legs were wobbly – he needed assistance to leave the ice.

The NHL has some tough decisions to make regarding the events of last evening’s epic at the Air Canada Centre. Leafs recent offseason acquisition David Clarkson will likely face a lengthy 10 game suspension, if recent infractions of a similar nature are used as measurement. Star forward Phil Kessel may also face disciplinary action for his two handed slashes to the ankles of Sabres enforcer John Scott.