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Things get heated between Calgary Flames and Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 16: Carl Soderberg #34 of the Arizona Coyotes jumps on the pile as Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames takes part in a scuffle during the second period at Gila River Arena on November 16, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

Emotions were hot between the Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames during Saturday afternoon’s contest, as the two squads got into an all-out brawl near the end of the second period at Gila River Arena in Glendale.

Coyotes defenseman Jason Demers began the WWE-esque match with an up-high hit on Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau. In response, Gaudreau got up and cross-checked Demers, who ended up flat on the ice.

Gaudreau and fellow teammate Matthew Tkachuk — who is the son of former Coyotes captain Keith Tkachuk — each pushed on Demers’ back.

Coyotes’ Darcy Kuemper proceeded to bring down Tkachuk with a headlock.

This is when things really got going, as multiple players from both sides joined in, including Calgary goalie David Rittich who skated the distance of the ice to participate.

Sixteen minutes of penalties were handed out in total between the two squads, as Demers was charged with tripping and roughing while Keumper was hit with roughing.

On the Calgary side, Tkachuk was penalized with roughing and Gaudreau got a cross-check penalty. Rittich, meanwhile, got a two-minute penalty for leaving the crease.

Coyotes were leading 2-0 at the time, as Derek Stepan and Carl Soderberg each had goals in the second period.

Arizona was awarded the power play, but didn’t execute.

The Coyotes ended up taking the game, 3-0.

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