Brady Tkachuk and Alex Tuch go toe to toe

Brady Tkachuk and Alex Tuch go toe to toe

The two star forwards chuck some knucks!



The Buffalo Sabres earned themselves a 6-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators this evening in a very entertaining game. 

The home team Senators were honoring goaltender Craig Anderson who officially retired as a member of the team and in his honour they left goaltender Anton Forsberg out to dry. Kind of appropriate considering all the up and down seasons that Anderson had to endure doing his time with the team, but I digress.

Both teams filled the nets and there was plenty of rough stuff, as well. Senators captain Brady Tkachuk appeared to badly injure his shoulder in the second period, but managed to shake things off for the 3rd period.

Here's the play in question:

Tkachuk returned for the 3rd period and late in the game went on a bit of a rampage. 

Check out Tkachuk dropping the gloves with Sabres forward Alex Tuch late in the game:

Those are two big boys just chuckin' 'em!

The problem for Tkachuk though is that as a result of taking a fighting major and an instigator penalty in the final minutes of regulation, he'll face an automatic one game suspension.

Sens insider Bruce Garrioch though reports that the team will be appealing the automatic suspension. Stay tuned.

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