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The Islanders' Michael Haley, right, fights with Calgary's (Credit: AP )

The Islanders' Michael Haley, right, fights with Calgary's Brandon Prust during a preseason game in 2009. (September 19, 2009)

Hockey fights of 2011-12

See photos of the best scraps, donnybrooks, free-for-alls, melees and slugfests in the NHL this year.

Zac Rinaldo #36 of the Philadelphia Flyers fights
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Zac Rinaldo #36 of the Philadelphia Flyers fights with Kyle Chipchura #24 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period of an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Nov. 17, 2011)

New York Rangers' Sean Avery (16) fights with
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New York Rangers' Sean Avery (16) fights with New York Islanders' Mike Mottau (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday in Uniondale, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mike Brown, left, fights
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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mike Brown, left, fights with Ottawa Senators forward Zenon Konopka during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday in Toronto. (Nov. 12, 2011)

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Phoenix Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura (24) fights with
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Phoenix Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura (24) fights with Washington Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks (26) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Washington. Both players received major penalties for fighting. (Nov. 21, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, fights with New
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Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, fights with New York Rangers' Brandon Prust during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Nov. 26, 2011)

New York Rangers' Brandon Prust, right, fights with
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New York Rangers' Brandon Prust, right, fights with Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Nov. 26, 2011)

St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves (75), right, fights
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St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves (75), right, fights with Calgary Flames' Tim Jackman (15) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Louis. (Nov. 25, 2011)

Ottawa Senators' Zenon Konopka, left, fights with Pittsburgh
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Ottawa Senators' Zenon Konopka, left, fights with Pittsburgh Penguins' Aaron Asham during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. (Nov. 25, 2011)

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San Jose Sharks left wing Brad Winchester (10)
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San Jose Sharks left wing Brad Winchester (10) fights with Vancouver Canucks left wing Aaron Volpatti (54) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2011)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4) fights with
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4) fights with Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Arron Asham (45) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Washington. (Dec. 1, 2011)

The Islanders' Michael Haley, right, fights with Calgary's
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The Islanders' Michael Haley, right, fights with Calgary's Brandon Prust during a preseason game in 2009. (September 19, 2009)

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