Looking at the numbers. Isles-Pens more than doubled the total PIMs for all other nominees except for one, and yet still had more than a 100 PIM edge over that game. Hard to argue with that.
Originally Posted by Tucker_316
The rematch after that brawl filled game on the island was kinda dull, and next season I dont know if their little rivalry will be sustainable.
Fair point, but that was in significant part due to the officials giving misconducts to anyone who blinked at the other team in the rematch. And while no one would argue that the tradition between Montreal and Boston makes it a better rivalry, it shouldn't take away from one incredibly epic game between Pittsburgh and the Islanders.