Tkachuk and Perry drop the gloves early in Game 1

Like two rats fighting over a piece of cheese.

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It's only Game 1 of the Calgary Flames' and Dallas Stars' opening round Stanley Cup Playoffs series, but already the fists are flying. Two of the NHL's most hated players got things started off right when they decided to drop the gloves to officially ring in this series.

Check out Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk and Stars forward Corey Perry going at it:

Like two rats fighting over a piece of cheese! 

In all seriousness, hopefully this is a sign of things to come from what is shaping up to be a nasty, physical series. In other words: Playoff hockey, baby!