"I was at a fight and a hockey game broke out! They should call it boxing on ice!" These old, terrible jokes are meant to illustrate in a comical way that fisticuffs is intrinsic to the game of ice hockey. It has been since its inception, and despite a recent movement to eliminate or minimize fighting from the sport in light of several high-profile suicides by former NHL enforcers, it will continue to be an integral element. Especially if the fights are as awesome as these three that broke out within the first seconds of last night's Rangers/Devils game! HOLY COW LOOK AT THESE GUYS GOING AT IT!