Capitals and Rangers begin game with full line brawl; Tom Wilson fights Brendan Smith on his first shift

Tensions were understandably high between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers following Monday night's fracas involving the Capitals' Tom Wilson. 

The two teams did not waste much time trying to settle the score in their rematch at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, as six fights occurred in the game's first five minutes. 

Right after the puck dropped, all three members of the Capitals' fourth line – Garnet Hathaway, Nic Dowd and Carl Hagelin – dropped the gloves with Rangers counterparts Colin Blackwell, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Kevin Rooney (who did not actually pick up a fighting major during the scrum). 


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