The Red Wings' Darren Helm hustled to the far boards last night against the Kings to hold the puck in and pushed it deep into the corner. Shortly thereafter Jordan Nolan smeared Helm into the boards from behind, captured here perfectly, and an old-fashioned kerfuffle erupted in the high slot in the Kings zone. Jonathan Ericsson jumped Nolan and threw him over like a wheelbarrow and began the pummeling as Dwight King and Andy Andreoff tried to pry him off of Nolan.
Eventually, Andrej Nestrasil, Tomas Jurco, and Helm jumped in as did Brayden McNabb. Everyone joined in the fun. Everyone, that is, except Drew Doughty and Niklas Kronwall. Doughty and Kronwall, overcome with the emotion of the moment, needed to be held, and thankfully, they were there for each other:
If I could set .gifs to music, I'd set Doughty's approach and embrace to the opening of the perfect mood music: