(FOX NEWS) -- Altercations can happen during an NHL game, but referees tend to assess penalties in an effort to discourage players from crossing the line.
The players involved in a given scrum are usually the only ones who face punishment, but Monday's game between the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers resulted in more wide-ranging penalties. Things were already chippy throughout the majority of the game, but a full-fledged fight broke out during the third period.
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Shortly after the brawl ended, every skater who was on the ice at the time was thrown out of the game. The Panthers held a commanding 4-0 lead in the third period when Senators player Brady Tkachuk entered the game and had a quick breakaway.