What a crazy night tonight. The Rush beat the 'Necks 9-6 in front of over 12,300. However, the big news out of the game was the crazy line brawl. With about 30 seconds left in the game a brawl erupted. We even had a goalie fight. At least three or four Roughnecks players jumped off the bench and sprinted into the melee. One of the officials was bleeding from his nose. My guess is he took a punch breaking up one of the fights. I suspect there will be some suspensions stemming from this one. I'm not totally clear on the fighting rules, but if it is anything like hockey, you can't leave the bench to join in a melee. Unfortunately, there is no box score that I can find. I am curious what penalties were assessed out of it as they weren't announced in the building. I know Bold and Calgary's backup goalie were tossed out of the game. This led to a weird situation where the Rush had to play the final 30 seconds with an empty net. For some reason Tyler Carlson didn't dress for the game, so the Rush had no backup goalie. I am curious about the Carlson situation as he was announced during the opening festivities (it sort of annoys me but the Rush announce every player and have them run out of the tunnel before every game) but did not run out nor did he ever appear on the bench. I wasn't paying close enough attention during warm ups to see if he was out there or not.