"Hatred builds pretty quickly. You play the same guys three, four times in a row, it's going to heat up." -- Ben Eager
A lot of that went out the window when Ben Eager and Todd Bertuzzi fell through the door of the Red Wings' bench during Sunday afternoon's Game 2 at HP Pavilion.
Both received two-minute minors for roughing. Upon exiting the penalty box, they mixed it up again. Eager confronted Bertuzzi and lost a glove. Eager was assessed a 10-minute misconduct in the first true battle after a whistle, something that's been a rarity between these two teams who are facing each other in the playoffs for a second straight season.