The tussle between Joe Thornton and Nazem Kadri didn't last long, but it got hairy.
Things got chippy between the Sharks and Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday, and then they turned hairy.
Centers Nazem Kadri and Joe Thornton got themselves kicked out of the opening draw and brought their beef along with them outside the faceoff circle and over to the wing. As soon as the puck dropped, so too did their gloves.
Their tussle was a short one, but it had a bit of a surprise ending for both players, with Kadri getting a little more than he bargained for:
“I ended with a piece of it in my hand,” Kadri told The Athletic after Toronto's 3-2 shootout win. “I have no idea how it happened. I'm a hockey player, not a barber.”
We’ll give the official decision to Kadri… but only by a whisker.