NYPD-FDNY’s Bench Clearing Brawl During Charity Hockey Game

In what felt like a scene out of the TV show “Rescue Me,” the NYPD and FDNY engaged in a massive bench-clearing brawl during Sunday’s charity hockey game. During the second period of the contest, several fights escalated into full-on madness, bringing play to a stop for nearly 25 minutes.

“It was reminiscent of the old-time Rangers-Flyers games in the mid-’70s,” joked an NYPD officer to the New York Post. “I was waiting for [legendary Philadelphia Flyers enforcer] Dave Schultz to come out on the ice.”

NYPD would go on to win the game, 8-5, ending a five-game losing streak to FDNY.