A Colorado Avalanche fan got in a fight in the stands with Minnesota Wild fans Saturday night at Pepsi Center.
It’s not terribly unusual to see a fight break out when taking in an NHL game. It is a bit more unusual to see a brouhaha in the stands at an NHL game.
Yet video surfaced Monday of a fight in the Pepsi Center stands during a game on Saturday night between a couple of Minnesota Wild female fans and a drunk Avalanche fan.
It’s difficult to know exactly what led to the fight, but watching the video provides plenty on its own.
The nature of how things progressed calls into question why an usher and/or arena police were not quicker to the scene of the fight. It was pretty clear that things were getting chippy.
In the video it is clear that fans around the disdaining parties were trying to keep cool while still minding their own business. But the Avalanche fan, dressed in a classic Ray Borque jersey would not calm down. Eventually, while being held back by friends, he’d had enough and decided to take out his frustration.
The Avalanche are among the worst teams in the NHL this year, sitting dead last in the Western Conference’s Central Division and third to last in the conference. Perhaps some of the fan’s frustration stems from that, as well as the fact his team would go on to lose this game 3-1.
Coincidentally, Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon broke his nose during the game and is currently listed as day-to-day.
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