Malkin's high hit on Wheeler ignites line brawl between Jets, Penguins

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A questionable hit from an unlikely perpetrator set off a yard sale in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin leveled Blake Wheeler with a bodycheck that caught the Winnipeg Jets forward's head midway through the third period Thursday night.

Wheeler's teammates predictably came to his defense, challenging the Penguins in a slew of individual bouts.

Here's the sequence in its entirety, including the ensuing brouhaha.

Malkin was called for interference and for roughing in the aftermath, while Jets defenseman Mark Stuart took a slashing minor.

Wheeler left the game but eventually returned.

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