Saturday night at Air Canada Centre, the Toronto Maple Leafs played the recently-eliminated Detroit Red Wings in an Eastern Conference showdown.
The Leafs won 4-3, but I want to point you to the first period fight between lightweights Zach Hyman and Darren Helm.
Zach Hyman fights Darren Helm, in the least expected early-game bout of 2017/18 pic.twitter.com/6GLMj7KSru
— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) March 24, 2018
The bout was mostly a hug fest and unremarkable. What was remarkable was that Hyman’s mom and dad were in the stands and their reactions were captured on film during the bout.
“What? A fight?” Hyman’s mom, initially confused, appears to be seen saying.
A few seconds later, a different side came out. “GET HIM, ZACH. GET HIM!”
Zach Hyman's Mom is awesome pic.twitter.com/KJPVxRwy8G
— Flintor (@TheFlintor) March 25, 2018
The fight was Hyman’s third career NHL fight and Helm’s first.
While it’s a debate who won the scrap, I think we can all agree Hyman has the best mom in the NHL.
Headline photo: @TheFlintor
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