Stephen Gionta getting turfed from the Florida Panthers bench on Saturday inspired us to take a look back at other times when the action on the ice has spilled over into the bench area:
Typically, the action in NHL games is confined to the ice.
That wasn't the case on Saturday afternoon at "The Rock" in Newark, N.J.
After a check from Florida's Dmitri Kulikov sent the Devils' Stephen Gionta flying into the Panthers bench on Saturday, defenceman T.J. Brennan gave his opponent a not-so-helping hand in getting back on the ice:
That moment inspired us to take a look back at other times when the action on the ice has spilled over into the bench area:
Cal Clutterbuck vs. Alex Burrows
The Wild's leader in hits thought he had Burrows lined up -- but the Minnesota player goes headfirst into the Vancouver bench:
Robbie Ftorek vs. Referees
The New Jersey coach lost his cool and offered the game's officials a seat:
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